Iron stores are not associated with acute myocardial infarction.

  title={Iron stores are not associated with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Dipl.-Gerontol. M. B{\"a}r and Irene S. Tekawa and Leo Bartemeier Hurley},
  volume={89 6},
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the relation between body iron stores and coronary artery disease. It has been suggested that total body iron stores are an independent risk factor for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS AND RESULTS Our study population consisted of 46,932 members of a prepaid health plan who were > or = 30 years old and who received a standard health check between 1969 and 1971. Blood collected during this examination was analyzed for serum iron and total iron-binding… CONTINUE READING


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