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In October 1958, the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension met to discuss the public health problems created by cardiovascular disease. In the first report, the need for well planned epidemiological studies is stressed in order to establish the true frequency of coronary artery disease, hypertension, and related conditions in various countries. The committee suggests minimal criteria for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease and hypertension. Electrocardiographic criteria for the diagnosis of myocardial infarction and angina pectoris are also included as part of the suggested standardization in diagnosis.
The report is brief but lucid. The electrocardiographic
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Hypertension and Coronary Heart Disease: Classification and Criteria for Epidemiological Studies. First Report of the Expert Committee on Cardiovascular Diseases and Hypertension. World Health Organization: Technical Report Series No. 168.. Ann Intern Med. 1960;53:238–239. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-1-238_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(1):238-239.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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