PMID: 708310Jun 1, 1978Paper

Myocardial infarction--the problems and prognosis: Paper 3--A summary

Australian Family Physician
G K Lane

Abstract

In the pre-hospital phase of myocardial infarction, the overriding problem is our present inability to alter the fact that approximately 50 per cent of all deaths from infarction occur prior to the patient's arrival in hospital, despite the knowledge that these deaths are due largely to potentially correctible arrythmias.

Related Concepts

Cardiac Arrhythmia
Sudden Death
Hospitalization
Myocardial Infarction

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