SIDNEY SCHNUR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The influence of the patient's age upon the mortality rate and the significance of age as a prognostic factor in acute myocardial infarction have long been subjects of dispute. All varieties of opinion have been expressed, including those of Rosenbaum and Levine,1, 2 who contend that increased age is reflected in an increased mortality rate; Stroud,3 who states that "closure of a coronary artery in a relatively young person is said to carry with it a more serious prognosis than in an older person"; and Russek,4 who asserts that age of itself is not an important prognostic factor in acute
SCHNUR S. MORTALITY RATES IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. III. THE RELATION OF PATIENT'S AGE TO PROGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:294–298. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-294
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):294-298.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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