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

P J Schwartz, S Wolf
1978 Circulation  
References l. Grondin CM, Limet R: Sequential anastomoses in coronary artery grafting: technical aspects and early and late angiographic results. Ann Thorac Surg 23: 1, 1977 2. Spodick DH: Aortocoronary bypass surgeryemerging triumph of controlled clinical trials. SUMMARY Fifty-five 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
more » ... Twenty-eight patients and one control had a sudden cardiac death. The QT, (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
doi:10.1161/01.cir.57.6.1074 pmid:639227 fatcat:fm26o5h6ave3vjf6fdzuyvzldy