SIDNEY SCHNUR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The majority of published studies concerned with the seasonal occurrence of acute myocardial infarction indicate the incidence to be highest in the winter and lowest in the summer.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Recently, some doubt has arisen as to whether this characteristic seasonal variation also holds true for southern latitudes. A recent report suggested that in a climate characterized by very hot summer weather "the greatest number of cases occurred in the summer months, and the lowest number of cases in the winter months."6, 7
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the experience of this southern community with
SCHNUR S. MORTALITY RATES IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. IV. THE SEASONAL VARIATION IN MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY1. Ann Intern Med. ;44:476–481. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-3-476
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(3):476-481.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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