OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of oral vasodilator treatment on ventricular arrhythmias in acute myocardial infarction. SETTING: Coronary care units at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, and the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. PATIENTS: 100 patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction entered the study at a mean of 13 hours from symptom onset. DESIGN OF INTERVENTION: Double blind randomisation to 4 weeks treatment with captopril (12.5 mg three times a day after a 6.25 mg test dose (n =...Expand abstract
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Effects on ventricular arrhythmias of oral captopril and of oral mononitrate started early in acute myocardial infarction: results of a randomised placebo controlled trial.
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