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      Short- and Long-Term Prognostic Implications of In-Hospital Postinfarction Arrhythmias

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          The purpose of the present study was to evaluate, in patients surviving the first postinfarction week, the short- and long-term prognostic implications of arrhythmias, and their relation to easily obtained anamnestic and clinical parameters presented during hospitaHsation. The study consisted of 897 placebo-treated patients of the Danish Verapamil Infarction Trial II (DAVIT II). In patients with and without supraventricular tachycardia mortality within 2 months was 9.2 and 3.7% (p = 0.004), respectively. By multivariate analysis supraventricular tachycardia independently predicted mortality within 2 months. Mortality within 5 years was predicted by the presence of supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, advanced atrioventricular block, sinoatrial block, and of the combined arrhythmic parameter, i.e. ventricular and/ or atrial fibrillation and/or advanced atrioventricular block. When easily obtained and assessed anamnestic and clinical parameters were included in a multivariate analysis, the presence of supraventricular tachycardia alone gave independent prognostic information on long-term mortality.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1995
          1995
          18 November 2008
          : 86
          : 1
          : 49-55
          Affiliations
          Department of Internal Medicine B, County Hospital, Hillerød, Denmark
          Article
          176830 Cardiology 1995;86:49–55
          10.1159/000176830
          7728788
          © 1995 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 7
          Categories
          Coronary Care

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