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Arrhythmia Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

Edited by Joseph G. Murphy and Margaret A. Lloyd

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1343

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Arrhythmia Complications of Acute Myocardial Infarction

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Arrhythmias after MI are common and about 80% of hospitalized patients will have an arrhythmia during the peri-infarct period, of which about 10% will be life-threatening. This chapter reviews supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, and miscellaneous conditions such as reperfusion arrhythmias, asystole, electrical storm, and T-wave alternans.

Chapter.  3364 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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