Prognostic value of fragmented QRS on a 12-lead ECG in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Lorgis2013PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of fragmented QRS on a 12-lead ECG in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Luc Lorgis and François Jourda and Olivier Hachet and Marianne Zeller and Aur{\'e}lie Gudjoncik and Gilles Dentan and Karim Stamboul and Charles Guenancia and Laurent Mock and Yves Cottin},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={326-31}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the determinants and the prognostic value of fragmented QRS (fQRS) after AMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS Prospective cohort of 307 consecutive patients with AMI. MAIN OUTCOMES MEASURED MACE (death plus non-fatal recurrent MI), hospitalization for an episode of heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia (VT or VF) at two years follow-up. RESULTS On the serial 12-lead ECG recorded during the in-hospital stay, 162 (53%) had no fQRS (no fQRS group). 145 (47%) presented an fQRS… CONTINUE READING

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