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Circadian variation in the onset of myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death

  • James E. Muller
  • Stefan N. Willich
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 170)

Abstract

Study of triggering of the acute coronary syndromes received great stimulus from the relatively simple observation that the disorders have a prominent circadian variation of onset. The widespread recognition of the morning increase of myocardial infarction [1] and sudden cardiac death [2] has convinced many that the activities of the morning “trigger” onset of a sizeable percentage of the events.

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Acute Myocardial Infarction Sudden Cardiac Death Coronary Thrombosis Circadian Variation Nonfatal Myocardial Infarction 
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  • Stefan N. Willich

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