Effect of thrombolysis on heart rate variability and life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias in survivors of acute myocardial infarction

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Objectives. The aim of the present study was to determine the influence of early thrombolysis on ventricular tachyarrhythmias (clinical and inducible) and heart rate variability in survivors of myocardial infarction at high risk for life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Background, A greater electrical heart stability may be important in improving survival in patients treated with thrombolysis. Few data are available about the influence of fibrinolysis on postinfarction arrhythmic events and other prognostic variables, such as inducible ventricular tachycardia and heart rate variability. Methods. The study group comprised 51 consecutive patients who underwent electrophysiologic study within 30 days of infarction, owing to the presence of two or more of the following criteria: left ventricular ejection fraction

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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