THADDEUS KOSTRUBALA, M.D.
To the editor: I read with interest the article, "Fatal Myocardial Infarction while Marathon Racing," by Green, Cohen, and Kurland in the June 1976 issue (Ann Intern Med 84:704-706). The article is a significant contribution to the increasing interest in exercise and its possible relation to coronary vascular disease.
I have some questions, however, that may also have occurred to some other readers.
The title begins, "Fatal Myocardial Infarction . . .," but in the article itself, at the end of the third paragraph under "Case Report," the authors state: "As a result of hypoxic brain damage, the patient remained
KOSTRUBALA T. Marathon Racing and Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;85:389–393. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-3-389
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(3):389-393.
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