Despite the widely held view that patients with transmural myocardial infarction (M) have a poorer prognosis than those suffering a nontransmural infarction, clinical and epidemiologic studies suggest that subsequent mortality of the former patients probably reflects larger infarction size among the former group. On the other hand, long-term survival probably indicates that once the acutely infarcted area heals, coronary heart disease progresses at a virtually identical pace in both groups, i.e., long-term survival is similar.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine