Unexpected sudden death during acute myocardial infarction: role of primary electromechanical dissociation.

The causes of death during the acute phase of myocardial infarction were studied in 128 patients. Forty-three of these, who had no clear signs of cardiocirculatory failure, were considered to be cases of sudden and unexpected death. Thirty-two of these patients (74%) had electromechanical dissociation, defined as a sudden disappearance of an effective… CONTINUE READING