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
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SCHNUR S. MORTALITY RATES IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. III. THE RELATION OF PATIENT'S AGE TO PROGNOSIS(MORTALITY RATES IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. III. THE RELATION OF PATIENT'S AGE TO PROGNOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;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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