Abstract

Christenson, R. H., Leino, E. V., Giugliano, R. P., Bahr, R. D. Usefulness of prodromal unstable angina pectoris in predicting better survival and smaller infarct size in acute myocardial infarction (The InTIME-II Prodromal Symptoms Substudy) Am J Cardiol. 2003;92(5):598-600.

Prodromal unstable angina on presentation is a significant predictor of smaller infarct size, reflected by smaller creatine kinase-MB and creatine kinase total measurements and lower 30-day, 6-month, and 5-year mortality. These findings suggest that prodromal unstable angina is an important physiologic marker that should be routinely collected for risk stratification.

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