Benjamin N. Chiang, M.D.; Lawrence V. Perlman, M.D.; P. Mary Fulton, M.R.C.P. (Edin.); Leon D. Ostrander Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.; Frederick H. Epstein, M.D.
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In spite of recent advances an intensive coronary care a significant proportion of individuals with acute coronary occlusion die suddenly outside of hospital. There is, therefore, a need to identify such individuals in advance in order to protect them, if possible, from this catastrophic event. In Tecumseh, Mich., during a 6-year period (1959 to 1965) 43 of 125 (34.4%) coronary deaths occurred suddenly outside of hospital. Of the 43 individuals in this group, 29 were men (67.4%) and 28 were over age 60 (65.1%). Significantly higher blood pressure, abnormal glucose tolerance, and relative weight were found in this group as
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Chiang BN, Perlman LV, Fulton PM, Ostrander LD, Epstein FH. Sudden Cardiac Death and Individual Characteristics in Tecumseh, Michigan—A Prospective Study.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1074–1075. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1074_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1074-1075.
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