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Nov 12

Heart rate more than 100 at admission a high mortality indicator in AMI

(Dr A.Muralidharan, S.Venkatesan, S.Srikumar, M.Rajendran, N.Viswanathan, A.Rudrappa, Balaji Pandian,P.Arunachalam, V.E.Dhandapani, M.S.Ravi)

Age over 75 years; diabetes; Killip class II-IV; heart rate above 100, systolic blood pressure below 100 mmHg; no use of thrombolytic; and complications are significantly associated with higher risk of in-hospital mortality after myocardial infarction. The data will be presented by Dr A.Muralidharan and colleagues from Madras Medical College, Chennai in the forthcoming CSI meeting being held next month.

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