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  1. Circadian variation of cardiopulmonary disease onset in the general population : an emergency care system perspective from Berlin.

    Article - En anglais

    Study hypothesis

    The objective of the present study was to determine the circadian pattern of onset of acute pulmonary emergencies in the general population and to analyze the influence of age and sex on these patterns.


    Analysis of all 47,082 emergency calls during the years 1987 and 1988 of the Berlin emergency medical system.

    Analysis of circadian variation in incidence of subgroups with the leading symptom of respiratory distress, chest pain, or sudden unconsciousness.

    All cases of nontraumatic sudden death were analyzed.

    All missions were evaluated with regard to sex and age dependence.


    There is a circadian variation in acute cardiopulmonary emergencies with the highest incidence between 6 AM and noon.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Cardiopathie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Aigu, Urgence, Epidémiologie, Variation journalière, Homme, Etude statistique, Allemagne, Europe, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Début

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Heart disease, Respiratory disease, Acute, Emergency, Epidemiology, Daily variation, Human, Statistical study, Germany, Europe, Cardiovascular disease

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    Cote : 94-0230826

    Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 199406.