WILLIAM E. BODEN, M.D.
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To the editor: In their paper in the January issue (Ann Intern Med 82:35-39, 1975), "Supraventricular Arrhythmias in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Prognostic Importance of Clinical Setting; Mechanism of Production," Dr. Cristal and his associates conclude that "the presence of supraventricular arrhythmias in acute myocardial infarction was associated with a high mortality rate" and, more specifically, that "this increased mortality is confined to those patients with damage to the anterior wall and did not affect the outcome of patients with infarction in the inferior-posterior wall." I am not certain the authors can legitimately conclude that the increased incidence of mortality observed
BODEN WE. Prognosis in Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:118–120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-1-118
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(1):118-120.
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