Cardiac Monitoring in a Regional HospitalBr Med J 1969; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5638.209 (Published 25 January 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;1:209
- Clive P. Aber,
- R. W. Portal,
- 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.