LAURENCE LESSER, M.D.; PAUL F. WALTER, M.D.
Supraventricular arrhythmias are a common complication of acute myocardial infarction. Atrial tachycardia, however, has been regarded as infrequent after myocardial infarction. We determined the incidence and electrocardiographic features of atrial tachycardia in patients with acute myocardial infarction and examined the clinical features associated with this arrhythmia.
A 12-month prospective analysis was made of patients admitted to the Atlanta Veterans Administration Hospital with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction. The criterion for acute myocardial infarction was a typical history of prolonged chest pain, plus either [a] diagnostic electrocardiographic changes consisting of new "Q" waves with evolutionary ST segment and T-wave changes,
LESSER L, WALTER PF. Atrial Tachycardia in Acute Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;86:582–583. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-582
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):582-583.
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