J N Bluzhas

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OBJECTIVE To compare the long-term trends in mortality and attack rate of ischaemic heart disease in North Karelia, Finland, and in Kaunas, Lithuania, from 1971 to 1987. DESIGN Data on routine mortality statistics were obtained from the Central Statistical Office of Finland and from the Central City Archives of Kaunas. In addition, data from the community(More)
We investigated effect of risk factors on elevated first myocardial infarction risk among professional drivers. We carried out case-control study among men aged 25-64 years in Kaunas in 1997-2000. We identified myocardial infarction cases (n=448) from the myocardial infarction hospital register (International Classification of Diseases, 10-th revision, code(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In Lithuania, only routine mortality statistics have thus far provided data on the epidemiology of stroke. This study aims to assess the mortality, incidence, and case-fatality rate of stroke in the city of Kaunas, Lithuania, during 1986 to 1988. METHODS A community-based stroke register was set up in 1986 to collect data on all(More)
Continuous electrocardiographic monitoring was recorded in 102 patients during the first 48 hours after the onset of myocardial infarction. One hundred forty-eight episodes of ventricular tachycardia having an ectopic rate of 180/min or more and without a background of treatment with antiarrhythmic drugs were analyzed; these included 125 cases of(More)
Analysis of monitored electrocardiograms, recorded in 77 patients during the first 48 hours following the onset of myocardial infarction, revealed 492 episodes of ventricular tachycardia with rates of 90-220 min-1. Characteristics of the ventricular tachycardia episodes were correlated with heart rate and with the rate and complexity of ventricular(More)
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