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Prevalence of ischemic resting and stress electrocardiographic abnormalities and angina among 40- to 59-year-old men in selected U.S. and U.S.S.R. populations.
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PMID:  3338123     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prevalence of electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities and angina was investigated in 40- to 59-year-old men from two samples, one from a U.S.S.R. study in two locations and one from a U.S. study in nine locations. ECG abnormalities were defined by the Minnesota code and angina was defined by the Rose questionnaire. No differences were found in the prevalence of major Q waves and major or minor ischemia between the two samples, but differences were found in specific indicators of major ischemia. Major ischemic changes were more prevalent in older subjects in both samples. Estimated prevalence of angina was 50% less in the U.S. sample than in the U.S.S.R. sample, and this was consistent with the proportion of subjects excluded from the exercise test because of angina. In both samples, subjects with ECG abnormalities had higher systolic blood pressures. No difference in exercise test abnormalities was found between samples; however, more subjects with a history compatible with coronary artery disease were excluded from the U.S.S.R. sample.
J R Abernathy; M D Thorn; G B Trobaugh; L G Ekelund; M Maciolowski; B Lupovetsky; S Shelnova; G Zhukovsky; D Shestov; A Deev
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0009-7322     ISO Abbreviation:  Circulation     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-14     Completed Date:  1988-03-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147763     Medline TA:  Circulation     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27514.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Coronary Disease / epidemiology*,  etiology,  physiopathology
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Stress, Physiological / physiopathology
United States
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