Coronary Arteriographic Findings in Younger Survivors of Acute Myocardial Infarction Including Those with Normal Coronary Arteries
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is often the first indication of the presence of coronary atherosclerosis. In the Framingham study , it was the initial manifestation in 42% of men and 21% of women, and 16% of men and 28% of women died during the initial phase after a recognized MI: At the end of 1 year 19% of men and 34% of women had died. Including sudden deaths, 35% of men died within 1 year. Subsequent attrition occurs at approximately 5% per year. Recurrent MI afflicts 13% of men and 39% of women within 5 years. Acute MI in younger individuals is of particular concern because of its impact on the family unit, and the potential for disability and diminished productivity.
KeywordsAcute Myocardial Infarction Wall Motion Abnormality Normal Coronary Artery Multivessel Disease Left Ventriculography
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