Mark R. Goldstein, MD
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To the Editors: In men with baseline cardiovascular disease, there appears to be a direct relation between increasing cholesterol levels and subsequently increasing cardiovascular and all-cause mortality (1). In contrast, according to the Framingham data presented by Wong and colleagues (2), the relative risk for both coronary death and all-cause death in women who recovered from myocardial infarction was lower in those with cholesterol levels between 5.17 and 7.11 mmol/L (200 and 274 mg/dL) than in those with levels of less than 5.17 mmol/L (200 mg/dL) (P > 0.05).
In a large population study conducted in Scotland (3), which did
Goldstein MR. Serum Cholesterol as a Prognostic Factor after Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;116:425–426. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-116-5-425
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;116(5):425-426.
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