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      Secular Changes in Mortality among Survivors of Unstable Angina and Myocardial Infarction

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          Seven hundred and ninety-four males under 60 years who survived a first episode of unstable angina or myocardial infarction by 28 days were admitted to St. Vincent’s Hospital between 1965 and 1981 inclusive. They were followed for at least 4 years: 1-, 2-and 4-year mortality during the follow-up period did not alter significantly during the 17 years. Significant changes did take place over time in the severity of the coronary attacks and in the risk profile of the patients. A greater number of complicated infarcts occurred in the later years and there were fewer smokers and more hypertensives. There was a significant increase over time in the number of initial cigarette smokers who stopped after the coronary attack. Changing methodology made secular changes in cholesterol levels difficult to interpret.

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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
          : 1
          : 65-70
          Affiliations
          Departments of Preventive Cardiology and Community Medicine and Epidemiology, University College, Dublin, Ireland
          Article
          174350 Cardiology 1988;75:65–70
          10.1159/000174350
          3342426
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 6
          Categories
          Prevention

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