Pat Carson

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OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence and significance of anticardiolipin antibodies after myocardial infarction and in unstable angina. DESIGN A prospective study of all patients under 60 admitted to the coronary care unit over a 12 month period with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction who were followed up for a further 12 months. Patients admitted(More)
The hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, insulin resistance, and obesity syndrome associated with type 2 diabetes can have debilitating consequences. The biguanide metformin has a mechanism of action that is complementary to those of insulin and the sulfonylureas, suggesting that combination therapy that includes metformin may result in improved glycemic(More)
In a multicentre trial of streptokinase in acute myocardial infarction 302 patients received an intravenous infusion of 2 500 000 IU of streptokinase over 24 hours, while 293 patients served as controls. Neither group received anticoagulants unless indicated by thromboembolic complications. No significant difference in mortality was evident during inpatient(More)
The mean platelet volume and platelet count were measured serially in 100 patients soon after myocardial infarction and again at a follow up clinic about seven weeks later. The results were compared with those in age matched controls. The mean platelet volume after infarction (mean 9.07 fl (SE 0.08] was significantly greater than in the controls (8.32 fl(More)
Six weeks after acute myocardial infarction, 303 men were randomly divided into exercise and control groups. The exercise group attended the hospital gymnasium twice weekly for a three-month supervised exercise course. Both groups were exercise tested before and after the course and at subsequent follow-up. The exercise group increased their physical(More)
Seventy nine men surviving after sustaining a myocardial infarction in 1982, and who had at that time had raised mean platelet volumes compared with controls, were followed up after 18 months. The shape of each man's platelet distribution curve was calculated from the mean platelet volume, platelet count, and platelet distribution width. The calculated(More)
To explore the relation between environmental influences in early life and risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood, case-control comparisons were made on 99 patients with acute myocardial infarction and 55 patients with recent hemisphere stroke. After allowance for smoking habits and current social class, risk of myocardial infarction was higher in(More)
A total of 342 patients with acute myocardial infarction who were admitted to a coronary care unit are reviewed to assess the results of early mobilization and discharge. The mean duration of admission was 8.4 days and 89% of the survivors were discharged from hospital by the tenth day. The inpatient mortality was 15.5%. An additional 6.7% died during the(More)