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DINAMIT: Does ICD Implantation Improve Life Expectancy in Survivors of Acute Myocardial Infarction?

  • S. H. Hohnloser
  • S. Connolly
  • K. H. Kuck
  • P. Dorian
  • M. Gent
Conference paper

Abstract

The last two decades have seen a substantial improvement in the survival of patients with acute myocardial infarction. In-hospital mortality has decreased from around 16% in the late 1970s and early 1980s to 8–10% in the early 1990s, as recently documented in a prospective population-based survey [1]. The main reason for this reduced mortality is the more widespread use of and adherence to contemporary therapeutic modalities such as thrombolysis, administration of aspirin, and β-blockers [1]. The survival of patients discharged alive from hospital after myocardial infarction has also been considerably improved. The 1-year total mortality rate of patients discharged alive from hospital ranges between 3% and 11%.

Keywords

Heart Rate Variability Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart Rate Variability Index Autonomic Nervous System Function Depressed Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Hohnloser
    • 1
  • S. Connolly
    • 1
  • K. H. Kuck
    • 1
  • P. Dorian
    • 1
  • M. Gent
    • 1
  1. 1.J.W. Goethe UniversityFrankfurtGermany

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