JAMES E. MULLER, M.D.
To the editor: The conclusion of Moss and his co-workers in "Ventricular Arrhythmias 3 Weeks After Acute Myocardial Infarction" [Ann Intern Med 75:837-841, 1971] permits the findings of this valuable study to be misinterpreted.
The occurrence of arrhythmias 3 weeks after a myocardial infarction was studied, using a 6-hour ECG-rhythm tape recording. Thirty-six percent of the patients showed a disturbing degree or type of ventricular irritability. The authors state that because the frequency of major ventricular premature contractions is remarkably similar to that recorded by Hinkle, Carver, and Stevens (1) in a normal healthy population, "it must be concluded that
MULLER JE. Arrhythmias After Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;76:669–670. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-669
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):669-670.
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