Stewart Wolf, M.D., F.A.C.P.; John G. Bruhn, Ph.D.; James W. Hampton, M.D.; Clarke Stout, M.D.
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An Italian-American community, Roseto, Pennsylvania, has been shown to have an incidence of death due to myocardial infarction of less than half that of four neighboring communities, which are predominantly non-Italian. There were no deaths due to myocardial infarction under age 47 in Roseto from 1955 to 1963 whereas several Italians living in the other communities had died in their thirties and forties of myocardial infarctions. A survey of Italian male relatives of Rosetans who lived elsewhere revealed that the prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes was similar to that of the Rosetans. However, the prevalence of electrocardiographic evidences of
Wolf S, Bruhn JG, Hampton JW, Stout C. A Study of the Relevance to Myocardial Infarction of Social Factors: A Study of Italians Living in Roseto, Pennsylvania, and in Other American Communities.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1073. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1073_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1073.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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