WILLIAM M. STRAIGHT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT LITWAK, M.D.; JOHN C. TURNER JR., M.D.
Sudden death following acute myocardial infarction is a well recognized possibility. This unwelcome event, though more common in the first two weeks, may occur at any time after the onset of the myocardial infarction, and often occurs without warning at a time when clinically the patient seems stabilized. Sudden death has been reported to occur in 11.8% of patients with coronary sclerosis without occlusion, and in as high as 33.3% of patients with coronary occlusion.1 This paper will report a case of sudden death after acute myocardial infarction, treated by cardiac massage, and will review the literature relating to this
STRAIGHT WM, LITWAK R, TURNER JC. SUDDEN DEATH IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: REPORT OF A CASE, WITH OBSERVATIONS ON THE CAUSE, PREVENTION, AND MANAGEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;54:566–582. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-566
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(3):566-582.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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