• Medicine
  • Published in
    The West Indian medical…
    1997

Myocardial infarction in Antigua. 1990 to 1995.

@article{Martin1997MyocardialII,
  title={Myocardial infarction in Antigua. 1990 to 1995.},
  author={Thomas C. Martin and H W Van Longhuyzen and R Amaraswamy and R Tangutoori and Bryan Robert Bennett},
  journal={The West Indian medical journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={
          76-9
        }
}
Between January 1990 and May 1995, 117 patients were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit at Holberton Hospital, Antigua, for chest pain due to suspected acute myocardial infarction. 39 (45%) of 86 patients whose records were available for retrospective review had confirmed (27 patients) or probable (12 patients) acute myocardial infarction. Risk factors identified among the patients included hypertension, diabetes, tobacco smoking, hypercholesterolaemia and obesity. On admission, 82% were… CONTINUE READING