The Functional Circulatory Consequences of Myocardial Infarction
A Biostatistical Analysis Following Wiggers' Schema
An analysis of what proportion of patients hospitalized with myocardial infarction follow the various circulatory pathways available and at what time in the course of the disease is presented. Patients who died with, but not necessarily because of, thrombosis or embolism outside the coronary vascular bed were withdrawn from the analysis. Almost half of the patients were able to resume usual or lighter activity and to enjoy, after two years, a survival rate similar to a Tennessee population of the same age, sex and racial distribution.
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