Thirty-year trends (1975-2005) in the magnitude, patient characteristics, and hospital outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation.

@article{Goldberg2008ThirtyyearT,
  title={Thirty-year trends (1975-2005) in the magnitude, patient characteristics, and hospital outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation.},
  author={Robert J Goldberg and Jorge Yarzebski and Frederick A Spencer and Juan Carlos Zevallos and Darleen M. Lessard and Joel M. Gore},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 12},
  pages={
          1595-601
        }
}
Limited contemporary data are available describing the incidence rates, hospital prognosis, and factors associated with the occurrence of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The objectives of our study were to examine 3-decade-long trends (1975 to 2005) in the magnitude, predictors, and hospital case-fatality rates associated with VF in residents of a large New England metropolitan area hospitalized at all area medical centers with an… CONTINUE READING
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