Occurrence of secondary ischemic events among persons with atherosclerotic vascular disease.

@article{Vickrey2002OccurrenceOS,
  title={Occurrence of secondary ischemic events among persons with atherosclerotic vascular disease.},
  author={Barbara G Vickrey and Thomas S. Rector and Steven L Wickstrom and Peter M Guzy and Elizabeth M Sloss and Philip B. Gorelick and Steven Garber and Daniel F. McCaffrey and Michael D. Dake and Regina A Levin},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={901-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Few data exist for large managed care populations on the occurrence of subsequent acute ischemic events in persons with established atherosclerotic vascular disease. We estimated the occurrence of secondary stroke, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and vascular deaths among 2 large, managed care samples. METHODS With the use of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes, patients aged > or =40 years and with stroke, AMI, or… CONTINUE READING