The Role of Outpatient Transtelephonic ECG Monitoring and Self-Medication Following Acute Myocardial Infarction
Malignant ventricular arrhythmias associated with the various consequences of myocardial ischemia constitute the major cause of sudden, out-of-hospital death in the western societies. Among these, a significant subset of patients is the group having sustained a myocardial infarction in the past [1–3]. This chapter considers a potential approach to this problem being investigated in post-myocardial infarction patients by providing medical help to the patient at risk before the arrival of emergency medical personnel.
KeywordsAcute Myocardial Infarction Ventricular Arrhythmia Emergency Call Acute Myocardial Infarc Convalescent Phase
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