|Title||Trends in severity of hospitalized myocardial infarction: the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study, 1987-1994.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Authors||Goff DC, Howard G, Wang CH, Folsom AR, Rosamond WD, Cooper LS, Chambless LE|
|Journal||Am Heart J|
|Date Published||2000 May|
|Keywords||Adult, Aged, Coronary Artery Disease, Female, Hospitalization, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Myocardial Infarction, Population Surveillance, Risk Assessment, Severity of Illness Index, Survival Rate, United States|
BACKGROUND: Declining mortality rates of coronary heart disease in the United States could be attributable to declining incidence, declining severity, and/or improvements in treatment.
METHODS: We examined trends in severity of patients hospitalized for myocardial infarction to characterize its contribution to this decline by using data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study.
RESULTS: No significant change in the proportion having systolic blood pressure
CONCLUSIONS: With stable hemodynamic indicators, worsening electrocardiographic indicators, and improving enzymatic indicators, these results provide mixed support for decreases in the severity of myocardial infarction.
|Alternate Journal||Am Heart J|
|Grant List||N01HC55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States |
N01HC55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01HC55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States