Nontransmural myocardial infarction: Prognostic implications

M. Szklo, R. Goldberg, J. Tonascia, H. Kennedy

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Despite the widely held view that patients with transmural myocardial infarction (M) have a poorer prognosis than those suffering a nontransmural infarction, clinical and epidemiologic studies suggest that subsequent mortality of the former patients probably reflects larger infarction size among the former group. On the other hand, long-term survival probably indicates that once the acutely infarcted area heals, coronary heart disease progresses at a virtually identical pace in both groups, i.e., long-term survival is similar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalPrimary Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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