Treatment of myocardial infarction in a community hospital coronary care unit. Experience with 1,246 patients

M. Mirowski, W. Israel, A. G. Antonopoulos, Morton Maimon Mower, A. I. Mendeloff

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The hospital mortality in 1,246 consecutive acute infarction patients treated in a large community hospital coronary care unit was 14.4%. Of the total, 52.3% showed no evidence of heart failure, 25.8% had mild to moderate failure, 9.9% had pulmonary edema, and 12% developed cardiogenic shock; the mortality in these groups was 2.2%, 7.4%, 8.9%, and 87.2%, respectively. The mortality in the 1,097 patients who did not have cardiogenic shock was 4.5%. Only one patient died as a result of primary ventricular fibrillation (0.08%). The mortality of complete heart block in the absence of cardiogenic shock (8.3%) was not significantly different from that of comparable patients who did not have complete heart block (4.3%). These results are lower than those generally reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-215
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume138
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Coronary Care Units
Community Hospital
Cardiogenic Shock
Myocardial Infarction
Heart Block
Mortality
Ventricular Fibrillation
Pulmonary Edema
Therapeutics
Hospital Mortality
Infarction
Heart Failure

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Treatment of myocardial infarction in a community hospital coronary care unit. Experience with 1,246 patients. / Mirowski, M.; Israel, W.; Antonopoulos, A. G.; Mower, Morton Maimon; Mendeloff, A. I.

In: Archives of Internal Medicine, Vol. 138, No. 2, 1978, p. 210-215.

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Mirowski, M. ; Israel, W. ; Antonopoulos, A. G. ; Mower, Morton Maimon ; Mendeloff, A. I. / Treatment of myocardial infarction in a community hospital coronary care unit. Experience with 1,246 patients. In: Archives of Internal Medicine. 1978 ; Vol. 138, No. 2. pp. 210-215.
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