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October 1949

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: Observations on One Hundred Patients Who Survived up to Six Years

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;84(4):632-639. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00230040111007

IN 1947, Mintz and Katz1 published observations on a large series of patients with recent myocardial infarction and pointed out features of importance in establishing the immediate prognosis. Recently, we2 analyzed the factors involved in determining the long term prognosis. During the latter study, a follow-up survey was made on 100 patients who had survived acute myocardial infarction from one to six years. The present report correlates the degree of electrocardiographic restitution following acute infarction with the clinical state of the patient.

The necessary data were obtained for 100 patients of the 507 whose cases had previously been reported.2 Of these, 84 were interviewed and examined at the hospital; for the remaining 16, follow-up information and electrocardiograms were obtained from the records of their private physicians. In every instance, a new electrocardiogram was taken and interpreted by us.

Almost all the patients interviewed were maintained on a