Fatal myocardial infarction in a state geriatric mental facility.

  • O O Isiadinso
  • Published 1980 in Journal of the National Medical Association

Abstract

Geriatric patients committed to mental institutions often die from infections, neoplasia, drug-related disorders, or cardiopulmonary failure. Myocardial infarction is not usually implicated as the cause of death in these patients. In comparison, infarct-related deaths are quite common in normal patients of comparable age. This observation may, in part, be… (More)

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@article{Isiadinso1980FatalMI, title={Fatal myocardial infarction in a state geriatric mental facility.}, author={O O Isiadinso}, journal={Journal of the National Medical Association}, year={1980}, volume={72 1}, pages={17-20} }