Results and significance of Holter monitoring after direct percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction

The American Journal of Cardiology
J O SchwabB Waldecker

Abstract

Whether acute and direct percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty improves the incidence of nonsustained ventricular tachycardia in patients surviving acute myocardial infarction is not known. In 400 consecutively studied patients, Lown classification IVb on Holter monitoring was only associated with arrhythmia morbidity, whereas reduced ejection fraction was related to total and cardiac mortality and arrhythmia morbidity.

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