Risk Stratification after Acute Myocardial Infarction: Theory and Practice

  • Elizabeth A. Gilpin
  • John RossJr.
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 97)


The natural history of the patient with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) has been thoroughly investigated. Studies have focused on establishing morbidity and mortality rates and have sought to identify factors that are associated with increased risk of death or other events. The ultimate aim of such work, of course, is to facilitate risk assessment in the individual patient, so that therapeutic management can be optimized. Much investigation in the field of risk stratification has involved the identification of important historical, laboratory, or clinical variables that either individually or together in a multivariate scheme allow definition of risk groups with varying event rates. In the past few years the utility of special procedures for this purpose has received considerable attention, and investigators have focused on the relative importance of known risk factors to prognosis and whether they provide “independent” prognostic information.


Acute Myocardial Infarction Risk Stratification Acute Myocardial Infarction Recursive Partitioning Multivessel Disease 
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