JOHN M. STANG, M.D.; RICHARD P. LEWIS, M.D.
STANG JM, LEWIS RP. Early Exercise Tests After Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. 1981;94:814-815. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-94-6-814
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;94(6):814-815.
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
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