JOHN M. STANG, M.D.; RICHARD P. LEWIS, M.D.
The mortality from coronary artery disease is declining, but we still face the responsibility of trying to identify potential victims, especially when coronary artery disease has been announced by a first myocardial infarction. There are two basic groups of these patients: 1) survivors of complicated myocardial infarction who have residual left ventricular dysfunction, or complex ventricular dysrhythmia, or both; and 2) "asymptomatic" survivors of uncomplicated infarction. These two groups of patients have distinctly different prognoses (1); however, some in the latter, low-risk group may still experience unstable angina, recurrent myocardial infarction, or even sudden death in the months or years
STANG JM, LEWIS RP. Early Exercise Tests After Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;94:814–815. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-814
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):814-815.
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