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      Prevalence and Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis in Males Living in Mexico City: The Mexico City Project

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          The current prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis was investigated in 174 necropsic studies performed on males who died violently between 1984 and 1986 in Mexico City. In young adults, coronary atherosclerosis was found in 35% of the cases, 5% of whom had significant obstruction in one coronary vessel. In subjects aged 50-69 years, coronary atherosclerosis occurred in 69% of the cases and obstructive disease in 24%. Current figures suggest an increase in the severity of coronary atherosclerosis in this population which may be linked with nutritional changes. This makes further investigations, as well as the design of a program for ischemic heart disease prevention in Mexico City imperative.

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          Journal
          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1988
          1988
          11 November 2008
          : 75
          : 5
          : 387-392
          Affiliations
          aInstituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez y bServicio Médico Forense, México, México
          Article
          174404 Cardiology 1988;75:387–392
          10.1159/000174404
          3266094
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Prevention

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