Precursors of sudden coronary death. Factors related to the incidence of sudden death.

@article{Kannel1975PrecursorsOS,
  title={Precursors of sudden coronary death. Factors related to the incidence of sudden death.},
  author={WilliamB. Kannel and Joseph T. Doyle and Patricia Mannix Mcnamara and P Quickenton and Thomas R. Gordon},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1975},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={
          606-13
        }
}
Precursors of sudden death were sought in men--1838 civil servants in Albany, New York, and 2282 residents of Framingham, Massachusetts--under continuous surveillance for 16 years. In men 45-74 years old there were 234 deaths attributed to coronary heart disease (CHD) of which 109 occurred within one hour of onset of symptoms. More than half of all deaths due to CHD occurred outside the hospital and about 80 per cent of these were sudden. Most were unheralded by prior symptoms of CHD. Persons… CONTINUE READING

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