[Post-infarction stenocardia (clinical and prognostic significance)].Kardiologiia. 1991 Jan; 31(1):29-32.K
The impact of postinfarction angina pectoris on the course of myocardial infarction (MI) was studied in the hospital setting in 359 patients who had sustained large MI, 247 of them being followed for a year after their discharge. In the group of patients with postinfarction angina pectoris, the course of the disease was found to be more severe in hospital and during a year-follow-up after MI. They more frequently developed acute and chronic heart failure, rhythm and conduction disturbances, recurrent MI. A statistic relationship was not established between the development of postinfarction angina and late fatality. Postinfarction angina was demonstrated to increase a risk for an unfavorable course of a postinfarction period. No significant difference was found in the prognostic significance of the time angina occurred following MI.