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Prognostic use of a qrs scoring system after hospital discharge for initial acute myocardial infarction in the framingham cohort

Jones, M.G.K.ORCID: 0000-0001-5002-0227, Anderson, K.M., Wilson, P.W.F., Kannel, W.B., Wagner, N.B. and Wagner, G.S. (1990) Prognostic use of a qrs scoring system after hospital discharge for initial acute myocardial infarction in the framingham cohort. The American Journal of Cardiology, 66 (5). pp. 546-550.

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Abstract

Myocardial infarct size is an important risk factor for survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The purpose of this study was to determine the prognostic value of myocardial infarct size, as estimated by the Selvester 54-criteria/32-point QRS scoring system, in the Framingham cohort. During the first 30 years of the Framingham Heart Study, a total of 384 participants developed an AMI requiring hospitalization; from this group, 243 patients met the following inclusion criteria: (1) no electrocardiographic changes due to a previous infarction, (2) survival >3 days after discharge from the AMI hospitalization and (3) no electrocardiographic evidence of conduction disturbances or ventricular hypertrophy at the time of their final inhospital electrocardiogram. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to test the association of the QRS score, and other associated risk factors, with time until coronary heart diseaserelated death. QRS score was found to be significantly associated with outcome (p = 0.03), as was the systolic blood pressure before infarction (p >0.001). Both univariate and multivariate analysis showed that a history of systolic hypertension was the variable most strongly associated with coronary heart disease-related death. Thus, identification of AMI survivors at high risk for subsequent mortality can be improved by routine blood pressure measurement before AMI, and QRS scoring of the electrocardiogram taken at hospital discharge.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: The American Journal of Cardiology
Page Range: pp. 546-550
Publisher: Elsevier Inc.
Copyright: © 1990 Elsevier Inc.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/49672
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