Recurrent infarction causes the most deaths following myocardial infarction with left ventricular dysfunction.

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PURPOSE The development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction or heart failure following an acute myocardial infarction (MI) is a powerful marker of an adverse prognosis. Recurrent MI could be an important cause of death, either directly or by provoking arrhythmias. METHODS The OPTIMAAL trial randomized 5477 patients with heart failure or evidence of… (More)

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@article{Orn2005RecurrentIC, title={Recurrent infarction causes the most deaths following myocardial infarction with left ventricular dysfunction.}, author={Stein Orn and John G. F. Cleland and Matti Romo and John Kjekshus Kjekshus and Kenneth Dickstein}, journal={The American journal of medicine}, year={2005}, volume={118 7}, pages={752-8} }