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Cold and ischaemic heart disease.
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PMID:  11209666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As part of a comprehensive program, including an exercise test, a long-term ECG recording, a psychic stress test, and administration of nitrogylcerin, 268 patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMT) were submitted to a cold pressor test, holding the right hand in ice water for 10 minutes. Electrocardiogram (ECG), blood pressure (BP), and heart rate (HR) were determined before and at 2 minutes intervals during cold exposure. The patients were followed for one year for re AMI, no AMI, and death, sudden (SD) or not sudden (OSD). Patients with SD showed a significantly higher rise in diastolic BP than those with no AMI (0.001 < P < 0.01) or OSD (0.01 < P < 0.05). HR increased more in SD than in no AMI patients (0.001 < P < 0.01). Different physiological and metabolic reactions to cold exposure will be discussed.
B Johansson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of circumpolar health     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1239-9736     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-02-07     Completed Date:  2001-03-08     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713056     Medline TA:  Int J Circumpolar Health     Country:  Finland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  188-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Lund, Heart Clinic, University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cold Temperature / adverse effects,  diagnostic use*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / epidemiology
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis*,  mortality*
Sweden / epidemiology

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