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The Seattle Post Myocardial Infarction Model is able to accurately predict survival and the impact of medications on patients suffering a heart attack.
Coronary disease and heart attacks are a leading world-wide cause of morbidity and mortality. A new model developed at the University of Washington provides an accurate estimate of one-month to three-year survival rates for patients suffering a heart attack.
The Seattle Post Myocardial Infarction Model was created by Dr. Wayne Levy, Professor of Medicine, and Dr. Eric Ketchum, Clinical Instructor, in the Division of Cardiology at the UW, in collaboration with 7 co-authors.
Dr. David Linker, an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the UW and co-author of the paper, has developed a Web-based application to make this interactive model available to health care providers at