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The relationship between vasectomy and angiographically determined atherosclerosis in men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6878188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Long-term prospective studies in monkeys have shown that vasectomy is associated with an increase in atherosclerotic disease. The purpose of the present investigation is to evaluate whether vasectomy in men is associated with atherosclerotic disease in the coronary arteries. In this study information was obtained on the vasectomy status in a series of 7,420 men who had previously been referred for coronary angiography because of cardiovascular symptomatology and have been followed for as long as 9 years to evaluate coronary artery bypass surgery and the natural history of the disease. It was found that 5.0% had a vasectomy prior to angiography. Two different data analysis procedures were used to determine whether the vasectomized men had a greater degree of angiographically determined coronary occlusive disease than the nonvasectomized men. Subgroups with minimal and extensive coronary artery disease were also analyzed. Results of all analyses show that the vasectomized men did not have more coronary occlusive disease. Possible patient selection biases in this study are discussed.
A A Rimm; R G Hoffmann; A J Anderson; H W Gruchow; J J Barboriak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Preventive medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0091-7435     ISO Abbreviation:  Prev Med     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-20     Completed Date:  1983-09-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0322116     Medline TA:  Prev Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Disease / etiology,  radiography*
Hypertension / diagnosis
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis
Statistics as Topic
Vasectomy* / adverse effects*
Grant Support

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