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Long-term prognosis after recovery from myocardial infarction: a nine year follow-up of the Perth Coronary Register.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6616797     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Patients registered by the 1971 Perth Coronary Register as having suffered a myocardial infarction were followed up for 9 years. The Register was a community-based study that used standard methods and criteria as part of a World Health Organization collaborative investigation. Of the 1078 patients studied, 77% survived the first 24 hr and 62% the first 28 days; 0.3% were lost to follow-up. For the 666 patients alive at 28 days, the crude 1, 5, and 9 year survival rates were 88%, 67%, and 52%, respectively. The relationship between 54 variables and the survival of patients alive 28 days after myocardial infarction was examined by life-table methods and the log rank test, and then by fitting a proportional hazards model to the data. The important prognostic factors were age, sex, past history of myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes and hypertension, tachycardia at presentation, hypotension at presentation, and the occurrence of arrhythmias as short-term complications. The most appropriate mathematical description of the joint effects of the prognostic factors was a multiplicative model with no interaction.
C A Martin; P L Thompson; B K Armstrong; M S Hobbs; N de Klerk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-11-23     Completed Date:  1983-11-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  961-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / complications
Cerebrovascular Disorders / complications
Diabetes Complications
Follow-Up Studies
Hypertension / complications
Hypotension / complications
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  mortality*
Sex Factors
Time Factors

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