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
Chiang BN, Perlman LV, Fulton PM, et al. 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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