Acute myocardial infarction in Oklahoma: are we different?

  title={Acute myocardial infarction in Oklahoma: are we different?},
  author={Christopher Sutterfield and Sylvester Black and Vinona Wagner and S Dewald and John Kalbfleisch and Michael Spain},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={88 7},
Data regarding 787 patients admitted to Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with acute myocardial infarction (MI) were analyzed to determine circadian variation and to assess demographic and anatomic characteristics. The study population consisted of 634 men (81%) and 153 women (19%). This cohort displayed a circadian rhythm that nearly duplicated a previously published national data base. As was seen nationally, our patients had a peak incidence between 6 AM and noon. Of the total… CONTINUE READING