The long-term survival in 240 patients with severe angina pectoris was assessed. All of these patients had been admitted on account of suspected acute myocardial infarction but this diagnosis could be excluded. The mean age was 64.5 years, range 37-87 years. The one, five and ten year survivals were 83.9, 58.5 and 37.2%, respectively. During the first year after discharge, the risk of dying was 16% and decreases to 9% during the subsequent nine years. By means of univariat analysis, previous AMI and duration of ischaemic heart disease were shown to be of prognostic importance. The variables during hospitalization which were found to provide prognostic information were those concerning congestive heart failure, ventricular ectopic activity and type of angina pectoris. After inclusion of age and previous manifestations of ischaemic heart disease, only variables describing congestive heart failure and ventricular ectopic activity were found to provide prognostic information, by stepwise multivariate analysis.
|Bidragets oversatte titel||Long-term survival of patients with angina pectoris admitted with suspected myocardial infarction|
|Tidsskrift||Ugeskrift for laeger|
|Status||Udgivet - 28 aug. 1989|