BENJAMIN M. KAPLAN, M.D.; DAVID M. BERKSON, M.D.
Recently we have had the opportunity to assess the value of serial electrocardiograms in middle-aged men after acute myocardial infarction. This evaluation was conducted as part of a prospective 7-year clinical study, testing the efficacy of long-term estrogen therapy for myocardial infarction. The methodology of the latter research program and the final results on survival have been detailed elsewhere (1, 2) (see Acknowledgments).
Of the 275 men comprising the study group, 251 had suitable serial electrocardiograms available for analysis. Although deaths and "drop outs" altered the numbers slightly in the particular analyses that follow, these 251 patients form the
KAPLAN BM, BERKSON DM. Serial Electrocardiograms After Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;60:430–435. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-3-430
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(3):430-435.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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