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We examined, in age subsets, 2643 patients with acute myocardial infarction. Clinical features and 1 year morbidity and mortality were compared in 203 young patients (less than 45 years), 1671 patients 46 to 70 years old, and 769 elderly patients (greater than 70 years). Ninety-two percent of young patients were men, and a family history of premature(More)
The impact of right bundle branch block on long-term prognosis after anterior wall myocardial infarction is unclear. In 932 patients with Q wave anterior infarction, the short- and long-term prognostic significance of the presence of right bundle branch block was analyzed. Compared with 754 patients without block, 178 patients with right bundle branch block(More)
A population of 2955 patients admitted to the hospital with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was followed for 1 year after AMI or until death. Smokers as compared to nonsmokers were over 10 years younger (p less than 0.001) and had a lower prevalence of hypertension (p less than 0.01), congestive heart failure (p less than 0.0001), angina pectoris (p less(More)
Of 60 patients suffering from various stages of esophageal varices with no previously recorded bleeding, 30 underwent combined peri- and intravascular fiberscopic sclerotherapy in a prospective controlled study. Each of the two groups consisted of 22 men and 8 women with an average age of 49 years. The cause of portal hypertension in 58 patients was a(More)
Elevated heart rate (HR) during hospitalization and after discharge has been predictive of death in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but whether this association is primarily due to associated cardiac failure is unknown. The major purpose of this study was to characterize in 1,807 patients with AMI admitted into a multicenter study the(More)
Epstein SE: Long-term fate of coronary artery bypass grafts and functional status of patients five years after operation. N Progress study of 590 consecutive non-surgical cases of coronary disease followed five to nine years. Angiographic correlations. Jr: Coronary artery anatomy before and after direct revascularization surgery: clinical and cine(More)
The left ventricular ejection fraction was determined serially with radioisotope angiography in 63 patients with acute myocardial infarction. After the peripheral injection of a bolus of technetium-99m, precordial radioactivity was recorded with a gamma scintillation camera and the ejection fraction calculated from the high frequency left ventricular(More)
The hepatic zinc content was determined in liver biopsies of patients with alcoholic and nonalcoholic liver disease using proton-induced X-ray emission. The values obtained in postmortem specimens of the liver from 27 patients with no evidence of acute or chronic liver disease served as controls. The mean value and the range of the zinc content in the(More)
Whether diabetic patients may benefit, compared with non-diabetic patients, from beta-blocker therapy following acute myocardial infarction was examined in a large multicentre cohort of 2024 patients, including 340 diabetics, 281 of whom survived hospitalization. One-year mortality following discharge was 17% for diabetics compared with 10% for(More)
Olfactory bulbs retain the ability to acquire new neurons throughout life. Unilateral olfactory deprivation during the first postnatal month in rats results in a dramatic reduction in the size of the experimental olfactory bulb. Part of this reduction is attributable to the death of neurons and glia. To examine the regenerative capacity of the juvenile(More)