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The risk factors for arrhythmic death in a sample of men followed for 20 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3341356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a sample of 301 men, aged 54-62 years, who were employed in the telephone industry in New Jersey, and who were followed prospectively from 1963/1964 to 1984, 65 of 148 deaths were manifested by the abrupt occurrence of fatal ventricular arrhythmias. On multivariate analysis, the factors present at the initial examination that were significantly related to the subsequent occurrence of arrhythmic deaths were: abnormal patterns of QRS conduction; the level of blood pressure; the number of cigarettes currently being smoked; chronic myocardial ischemia; chronic airway disease; and failure to engage in any exercise or heavy physical activity. Among 28 other potential risk factors representing myocardial disorders, ventricular dysrhythmias, other disorders of cardiac rate, rhythm, conduction, and repolarization, and non-cardiac risk factors (including cholesterol level, serum uric acid level, diabetes mellitus, alcohol intake, general arteriosclerosis, other non-cardiac disease, and social, behavioral, and attitudinal variables), none significantly added to risk for arrhythmic death. The risk factors related to the subsequent occurrence of other deaths, manifested by the gradual development of circulatory failure, were significantly different from the risk factors related to arrhythmic deaths.
L E Hinkle; H T Thaler; D P Merke; D Renier-Berg; N E Morton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of epidemiology     Volume:  127     ISSN:  0002-9262     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Epidemiol.     Publication Date:  1988 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-03-16     Completed Date:  1988-03-16     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910653     Medline TA:  Am J Epidemiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  500-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY 10021.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / epidemiology,  etiology,  mortality*
Coronary Disease / epidemiology,  etiology
Epidemiologic Methods
Follow-Up Studies
Life Style
Middle Aged
New Jersey
Physical Exertion
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects
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