QT interval prolongation as predictor of sudden death in patients with myocardial infarction

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Abstract

55 patients with recent myocardial infarction and 55 healthy controls, matched for age, sex, race, height, weight, education and job, had an electrocardiogram taken every two months for seven years. Twenty-eight patients and one control had a sudden cardiac death. The QT(c) (mean of all values recorded) was found prolonged in one control (2%), five of 27 surviving patients (18%) and in 16 of 28 patients who had sudden death (57%). The difference between surviving and sudden death patients is significant (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1074-1077
Number of pages4
JournalCirculation
Volume57
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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