A polygraph study of ischemic heart disease: Short-term prognosis of acute myocardial infarction based on early modifications of isometric contraction time

R. Martinotti, F. Sardella, M. Parziale, F. Porro, V. Monzani, G. Cremonesi, A. Randazzo

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Abstract

The authors have explored the early modifications of systolic time intervals in 90 patients hospitalized as emergency cases for acute myocardial infarction. From analysis and interpretation of the collected data they conclude that such modifications have considerable prognostic value. All patients fitting the specifications of NYHA classes I and II, but at the same time showing a shortening of the isometric contraction time to less than 39 ± 1.4 ms turned out to constitute a high-risk group for the development of major mechanical and electrical complications in the next 2 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-148
Number of pages7
JournalCardiology
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982

Keywords

  • Coronary disease
  • Isometric contraction time
  • Systolic time intervals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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