Serial changes in the high-frequency ECG during the first year following acute myocardial infarction.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown reduced high-frequency QRS components (HF-QRS) after acute myocardial infarction (MI). The purpose of this study was to investigate serial changes in HF-QRS during the first year following acute MI. METHODS: A total of 75 patients were included. Standard- and high-frequency ECGs were recorded on five occasions during the year following the MI (a few days after the MI, after 6 weeks, and after 3, 6 and 12 months). RESULTS: There was a statistically significant increase in HF-QRS during the follow-up year (P = 0.002). There were no significant differences in HF-QRS when comparing either the infarct location or the presence or absence of reperfusive therapy. Large differences in HF-QRS were observed, both intra-individually and inter-individually, during the year. CONCLUSIONS: There was a statistically significant increase in HF-QRS during the year following acute MI.
Trägårdh, E; Pahlm, O; Hedén, B; Sörnmo, L; Tägil, K; Wagner, GS; Pettersson, J
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