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Emotional response and clinical severity as early determinants of six-month mortality after myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1041579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The literature relating psychic factors to pathogenesis, onset, and complication of acute myocardial infarction was selectively reviewed. A study which suggests that psychic factors affect six-month mortality rate after myocardial infarction was described. Specifically, patients showing a trend toward emotional adjustment early in their hospitalization had a far smaller mortality rate than those who did not show early adjustment trends. Severity of the heart attack, measured by the extent of complication, proved also to be predictive of six-month mortality. The findings were discussed with an emphasis on the acute-care staff's potential for changing patient behavior patterns, and hence, improving eventual patient mortality rates.
T F Garrity; R F Klein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart & lung : the journal of critical care     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0147-9563     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung     Publication Date:    1975 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-12-18     Completed Date:  1975-12-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330057     Medline TA:  Heart Lung     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  730-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / mortality*
Sick Role
Time Factors

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