ZUBAIR UL HASSAN, M.B.; WILLIAM E. STEINKE, M.D.
To the editor: Kennedy and colleagues (1) conclude in their article in the February issue that "the majority of apparently healthy subjects with frequent and complex ventricuar ectopy do not have covert noncritical or significant coronary artery disease, and [our study] supports a conservative approach to the management of such persons".
Selective bias due to the presence of coronary-disease risk factors in 20 of their 25 patients was properly acknowledged. However, further delineation reveals a subgroup of 13 men older than 40 years of age that includes all six cases of significant coronary artery disease and all five with noncritical
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HASSAN ZU, STEINKE WE. Complex Ventricular Ectopy. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:867–868. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-6-867
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(6):867-868.
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