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Trends in three-year survival following acute myocardial infarction, 1983-1992.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10329077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIMS: As part of an investigation into the decline in coronary heart disease mortality rates in New Zealand, we examined long-term survival trends following acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 3-year follow-up of patients on a community-based register of coronary heart disease for the period 1983-1992 in Auckland, New Zealand, part of the World Health Organization's MONICA (multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease) Project, has been completed. The 3-year survival status of acute myocardial infarction patients aged 25-64 years who were alive 28 days after their first event has been obtained. The 2940 men and women followed for 3 years after an acute myocardial infarction showed significant steady improvement over the 10-year study period (P=0.004). The 3-year survival of patients registered in 1983-1984 was 86% and by 1991-1992 it was 92%. CONCLUSION: The gains in long-term survival following acute myocardial infarction are statistically significant but contribute only marginally to the decline in coronary heart disease death rates in Auckland since most deaths occur in the first 28 days after the event.
Authors:
A W Stewart; R Beaglehole; R Jackson; W Bingley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European heart journal     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0195-668X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-12     Completed Date:  1999-07-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006263     Medline TA:  Eur Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  803-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 1999 The European Society of Cardiology.
Affiliation:
Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Mortality / trends
Myocardial Infarction / mortality*
New Zealand / epidemiology
Population Surveillance
Proportional Hazards Models
Survival Analysis

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