Article Text

PDF

Relation of infarct site to 15 year prognosis in patients who survived for 28 days after a first myocardial infarction.
  1. K Robinson,
  2. R M Conroy,
  3. R Mulcahy,
  4. B Madden
  1. Cardiac Department, St Vincent's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

    Abstract

    Six hundred and eighty four patients (629 men), all aged under 60 years, who had survived for 28 days after a first acute myocardial infarction were studied to determine the influence of the site of infarction on long term prognosis. The infarct site was not significantly related to age nor to extent of infarct at the time of the acute episode. Mechanical complications were more common in patients with anteroseptal infarctions, while atrioventricular conduction disturbances were more commonly found in those with inferior infarction. The site of infarction was not related to smoking habits or angina before the infarction or at 2 year follow up. Life table methods did not show any relation between infarction site and morbidity or mortality either two years or 15 years after the initial infarction.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.