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In a prospective epidemiologic study of 1001 middle-aged men, we examined the relation between dietary information collected approximately 20 years ago and subsequent mortality from coronary heart disease. The men were initially enrolled in three cohorts: one of men born and living in Ireland, another of those born in Ireland who had emigrated to Boston,(More)
A total of 213 male patients who survived an initial episode of acute coronary inusfficiency or myocardial infarction for 28 days have been followed for 5 years. The effect of age, weight, severity of infarction diastolic blood pressure, serum cholesterol, and cigarette smoking at the time of the initial attack on postinfarction morbidity and death was(More)
Significant deficiencies in personal social networks and social support in non-psychotic psychiatric out-patients have been reported by Henderson ad his colleagues. In a replication study, 50 non-psychotic psychiatric out-patients were compared with 50 matched controls. Patients reported spending less time in social interaction, but more time in unpleasant(More)
This study examines the risk factor profile, in-hospital course and outcome of 337 women and 643 men admitted with a first episode of acute coronary insufficiency or myocardial infarction. The women were older than the men and had a risk factor profile dominated by hypertension and hypercholesterolemia rather than smoking. Women had a higher rate of(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the incidence and prognostic significance of fasting hyperglycemia in a large group of patients with a first myocardial infarction. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Blood glucose was measured after an 8-h overnight fast in 752 patients with a first myocardial infarction. Three groups of patients were identified: patients with normal(More)
Subjects who stop smoking cigarettes after myocardial infarction have an improved rate of survival compared with those who continue, but to date it was not known whether the benefit persisted for more than six years. A total of 498 men aged under 60 years who had survived a first episode of unstable angina or myocardial infarction by two years were followed(More)
We assessed anxiety, depression, body image, motivation, and coping ability in 264 patients admitted with a first myocardial infarction. They were followed over 1 year to determine the relationship between psychological factors and subsequent return to work, smoking cessation, weight reduction, and adoption of a leisure exercise program. Females showed a(More)
Three hundred and sixty-four men who survived a first episode of acute coronary insufficiency or myocardial infarction for 28 days were admitted to a coronary heart disease secondary programme between 1 January 1961 and 31 December 1971. Of these, 252 have been followed for at least 4 years. The 4-year mortality was 13.5 per cent (34 patients). The average(More)
One hundred one patients with unstable angina were treated conservatively without the routine use of beta receptor blocking agents, calcium antagonist drugs, anticoagulant agents or nitrates. Only two patients underwent arteriography and coronary arterial bypass surgery during hospitalization and one patient during the 1st year of follow-up study. The 28(More)