J. V. NIXON, M.D.; HAROLD R. LEWIS, M.D.; THOMAS C. SMITHERMAN, M.D.; WILLIAM SHAPIRO, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Myocardial infarction is uncommon in the fourth decade and rare in the third decade of life. Our recent experience with several patients in the third decade of life led us to search for all patients 30 years of age or younger with this diagnosis seen in a large Veterans Administration hospital in the last 10 years, in order to characterize the nature of their disease. In a review of approximately 2500 male patients with documented acute myocardial infarction during this period, only eight were 30 years or younger.
The clinical data from eight male patients, 21 to 30 years of
NIXON JV, LEWIS HR, SMITHERMAN TC, SHAPIRO W. Myocardial Infarction in Men in the Third Decade of Life. Ann Intern Med. ;85:759–760. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-759
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):759-760.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine.
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