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Triggering of acute myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  8665367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The mechanisms of acute coronary artery disease onset are receiving increasing attention. Study of these mechanisms has been stimulated by the finding that the onset of acute myocardial infarction is more likely during the morning hours after awakening, suggesting that activities of the patient often trigger the event. Triggering may occur when stressors placed on the body produce hemodynamic, vasoconstrictive, and prothrombotic forces-acute risk factors-that can cause disruption of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque leading to thrombosis. Insight into triggering and plaque vulnerability may lead to a new approach in the prevention of acute myocardial infarction.
N I Kondo; J E Muller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular risk     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1350-6277     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Risk     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-07     Completed Date:  1996-08-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9436980     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Risk     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-504     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Circadian Rhythm
Coronary Angiography
Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology*,  psychology,  radiography
Risk Factors

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