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Characteristics and outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction and angiographically normal coronary arteries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15642564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study on patients undergoing coronary angiography for acute myocardial infarction demonstrated that 2.8% of patients had angiographically normal coronary arteries and that these patients have a better prognosis than patients with angiographically verified coronary artery disease. The trend toward a higher prevalence of malignancy in this unique patient group raises the possibility of malignancy-induced hypercoagulability or inflammation as an underlying etiologic factor.
Alf Inge Larsen; P Diane Galbraith; William A Ghali; Colleen M Norris; Michelle M Graham; Merril L Knudtson;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-11     Completed Date:  2005-02-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiology Division, University of Bergen, Central Hospital, Stavanger, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Alberta / epidemiology
Cohort Studies
Coronary Angiography / statistics & numerical data
Coronary Artery Disease / epidemiology*,  etiology,  mortality,  pathology,  radiography
Coronary Vessels / pathology
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Retrospective Studies
Survival Analysis
Comment In:
Am J Cardiol. 2005 Dec 15;96(12):1755-6   [PMID:  16360374 ]
Am J Cardiol. 2005 Dec 1;96(11):1612-3   [PMID:  16310452 ]

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