Studies Utilizing the Portable Electromagnetic Ballistocardiograph
IV. The Clinical Significance of Serial Ballistocardiograms Following Acute Myocardial Infarction
One hundred patients, who had survived their first episode of myocardial infarction, were studied by serial ballistocardiograms which provided a reliable index in determining myocardial functional recovery. The degree of ballistocardiographic reversion toward normal, as judged by an 18-month or longer follow-up period, has proved to be a valuable standard for prognosis.
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