MYRON H. LURIA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES D. KNOKE, Ph.D.; ROBERT M. MARGOLIS, BA; FRANK H. HENDRICKS, M.D.; JAMES B. KUPLIC, M.D.
A prognostic index for 2-year survival after recovery from acute myocardial infarction was constructed from variables obtained during its course. One hundred ten of 143 patients survived 2 years, and 27 of 33 patients died of cardiac-related causes. Univariate analysis showed that 12 variables were significantly different between the surviving and nonsurviving groups. Discriminant analysis indicated five variables with meaningful predictive value to be included in a prognostic index: admission systolic blood pressure; highest blood urea nitrogen level in the cardiac care unit; atrial arrhythmias in the cardiac care unit; angina pectoris for more than 3 months or a previous myocardial infarction; and more than one ventricular ectopic beat per hour recorded on a dynamic electrocardiogram during the 17th to 24th hospital day. The prognostic index emphasizes the importance of extensive myocardial impairment and provides a means for identifying patients at risk of early mortality.
MYRON H. LURIA, JAMES D. KNOKE, ROBERT M. MARGOLIS, FRANK H. HENDRICKS, JAMES B. KUPLIC. Acute Myocardial Infarction: Prognosis after Recovery. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:561–565. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-5-561
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(5):561-565.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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