Acta Medica Medianae
FREQUENCY AND OUTCOME OF THE VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION IN THE ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION IN A TEN YEAR'S PERIOD
Internal Department of the Health Center, Leskovac
The ventricular fibrilation (VF) is the most malign form of the heart arrhythmia causing a lethal outcome unless there is a timely intervention. The paper gives an analysis of 114 patients with the VF (58,%) since 1973 with the acute myocardial infarction (AIM) treated in the coronary section of the Health center in Leskovac from January, 1, 1990 to December, 31,1999. The number of the dead was 65 (57%) of average age of 60,6 years, while 49 patients have survived (or 43%) of average age of 56,4 years. Regarding the dead a statistically - important higher number of them also had an antero-septal ATM and a secondary VF, while among those who have survived a statistically - significant higher number of them had and inferior AIM and primary VF. In the first 12 hours since their hospitalization the VF occurs in 38,5% of the dead and in 85,7% of the survived patients (p<0,001). Ventricular fibrillation, acute myocardial infarction, frequency.
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