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Assessment of phonocardiographical investigations among seafarers.
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PMID:  1345600     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 763 seafarers were selected at random for the examinations. Their number represented 9.82% of the total employed. About 86.63% of them were examined. Another group examined were 202 college undergraduates--all the undergraduates of the second year of studies. The average age of seafarers was 41.14 +/- 8.84 years, and of undergraduates 22.54 +/- 1.29 years. A normal heart first sound was recorded in 95.41% of seafarers, normal second sound in 95.94%, and in 95.05% and 95.05% of the undergraduates, respectively. Normal third and fourth sounds were recorded jointly in 4.45% of seafarers and 0.99% of the undergraduates, whereas abnormal ones in 1.05% of seafarers and 0.99% of the undergraduates. Aortic ejection sound and systolic zone clicks were detected only in seafarers: in 0.79% and 1.31% of the subjects, respectively. Systolic zone murmurs were recorded in 4.19% of the seafarers, including those with heart defects (1.44%), therein mitral valve insufficiency (0.79%), mitral valve prolapse syndrome (0.39%) and aortal valve stenosis (0.26%). In all other cases the recorded heart murmurs in undergraduates and seafarers were considered functional (not pathological).
J Waśkiewicz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0324-8542     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull Inst Marit Trop Med Gdynia     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-16     Completed Date:  1994-09-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603275     Medline TA:  Bull Inst Marit Trop Med Gdynia     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine, Gdynia.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Diseases / epidemiology
Aortic Valve Stenosis / epidemiology
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / epidemiology
Arteriosclerosis / epidemiology
Bundle-Branch Block / epidemiology
Cardiac Output, Low / epidemiology
Heart Murmurs / epidemiology*
Heart Sounds*
Hypertension / epidemiology
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / epidemiology
Poland / epidemiology
Pre-Excitation Syndromes / epidemiology

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