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Coronary risk factors and autopsy findings in Japanese-American men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  633854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the years 1965 to 1974, 481 men who had participated in a standardized examination at the Honolulu Heart Study died. Autopsies were conducted in 226 of the men, and in 137 the extent of coronary and/or aortic atherosclerosis was estimated by the American Heart Association panel method. This method was found to be simple and highly reproducible. In multivariate analysis, statistically independent associations were found between aortic atherosclerosis and age at death, cigarettes per day, serum cholesterol, and systolic blood pressure; between coronary atherosclerosis and relative weight, cigarettes per day, and serum cholesterol; and between heart weight and height, relative weight, and systolic blood pressure. Alcohol consumption was lower and hematocrit was higher in men with infarcts than in other decedents, but no statistically significant relation between these variables and coronary or aortic atherosclerosis could be demonstrated.
G G Rhoads; W C Blackwelder; G N Stemmermann; T Hayashi; A Kagan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Laboratory investigation; a journal of technical methods and pathology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0023-6837     ISO Abbreviation:  Lab. Invest.     Publication Date:  1978 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-05-24     Completed Date:  1978-05-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376617     Medline TA:  Lab Invest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  304-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure
Body Weight
Cholesterol / blood
Coronary Disease / epidemiology*
Ethnic Groups*
Japan / ethnology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology
Organ Size
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