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Cardiac Monitoring in a Regional Hospital

Br Med J 1969; 1 doi: (Published 25 January 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:209
  1. Clive P. Aber,
  2. R. W. Portal,
  3. M. P. Chopra


    The first 18 months' experience in a self-contained, 9-bedded cardiac monitoring unit in a regional general hospital is reported. Of 667 admissions, 373 (56%) had acute myocardial infarction. Of these, 61 (16%) patients suffered cardiac arrest(s), and 11 were successfully resuscitated. The overall mortality was 13.4%, which compares favourably with other series reported.