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Modified Peel Index

Purpose:

To use a modification of the myocardial infarction index proposed by Peel et al to assess the severity of a myocardial infarct.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, selection

ICD-10:

I21

Description:

A modification of the prognostic index of Peel et al (1962) can be used to assess the severity of myocardial infarction in patients. This can be used to compare outcomes for different treatment modalities. The differences from the original index include addition of serum enzyme data, simplification of heart failure and changes in description of shock.

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