Barry W. Ramo, M.D.; Andrew G. Wallace, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Frank Starmer, Ph.D.; Robert E. Whalen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Forty-five patients with acute myocardial infarction and no clinical evidence of heart failure underwent hemodynamic evaluation during the first hour of admission to the hospital. Catheters were placed in the right atrium and radial artery. Twenty-two patients never developed clinical signs of heart failure (group A), and 23 patients developed clinical heart failure (group B). The average age (54 versus 57 years), sex (16 males and 5 females versus 21 males and 2 females) previous history of hypertension (10 versus 9), diabetes (4 versus 3), heart failure (3 versus 5), and number of previous myocardial infarctions (4 versus 5) was
Ramo BW, Wallace AG, Starmer F, Whalen RE. The Value of Early Hemodynamic Measurements in the Uncomplicated Acute Myocardial Infarction.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:780. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-780_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):780.
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