Pirkka Palomäki

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BACKGROUND Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with increased coronary heart disease mortality rates. There are, however, very little data on the relation of SES to the incidence, recurrence, and prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI) events. METHODS AND RESULTS The FINMONICA MI Register recorded detailed information on all MI events among men(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine socioeconomic differences in case fatality and prognosis of myocardial infarction (MI) events, and to estimate the contributions of incidence and case fatality to socioeconomic differences in coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality. DESIGN A population-based MI register study. METHODS The FINMONICA MI Register recorded all MI events(More)
BACKGROUND Out-of-hospital deaths constitute the majority of all coronary heart disease (CHD) deaths and are therefore of considerable public health significance. METHODS AND RESULTS We used population-based myocardial infarction register data to examine trends in out-of-hospital CHD deaths in Finland during 1983 to 1997. We included in out-of-hospital(More)
Control of blood-glucose levels was monitored for 12 wk after withdrawal of biguanides in a group of 118 diabetic patients treated with biguanides (alone or in combination with sulphonylurea) from a population of 39,200. The mean fasting blood-glucose level rose during the first 2 wk from 9.2 +/- 0.3 to 11.3 +/- 0.4 mmol/l (p less than 0.001) and the mean(More)
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