INTER-HEART: A global study of risk factors for acute myocardial infarction.

  title={INTER-HEART: A global study of risk factors for acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Stephanie Ounpuu and Abdissa Negassa and Salim Yusuf},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={141 5},
BACKGROUND Although declines in mortality rates have occurred in most developed countries, increases are being seen in developing countries. Our knowledge of risk factors for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is largely derived from studies in the former. Applicability of these results to other populations is unknown. The objectives of INTER-HEART are to determine the association between risk factors and AMI within populations defined by ethnicity and/or geographic region and to assess the… CONTINUE READING

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