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Year : 1977  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-105

An evaluation of the prognostic indices in acute myocardial infarction


Intensive Coronary Care Unit, Medical Research Centre, Bombay Hospital Trust, Bombay Hospital, Marine Lines. Bombay-400 020, India

Correspondence Address:
S J Mishra
Intensive Coronary Care Unit, Medical Research Centre, Bombay Hospital Trust, Bombay Hospital, Marine Lines. Bombay-400 020
India
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A prospective study of hundred patients of acute myocardial infarction admitted in the Intensive Cardiac Care Unit was carried out. The prognosis of each patient, immediate and delayed morta­lity, were assessed on admission by the coronary prognostic indices (C.P.I.) formulated by Peel, Norris and Chapman. The merits and drawbacks of each coronary prognostic index system are discussed. It is felt that the coronary prognostic index would be more accurate if a higher score is given to precursor, life threatening arrhy­thmias, and conduction defects, and the prognostic index is calculat­ed daily during the stay in the I.C.C.U.






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