Most, but not all, studies in Western countries have indicated that women have a higher mortality than men after an acute myocardial infarction, but this has not been well documented in the developing world.
The authors studied 601 male and 294 female myocardial infarction patients, aged 26-94 years, admitted to a city hospital in Beijing, China, between 1974 and 1986.
A total of 745 (98.8%) of the cohort of 754 who survived past their initial hospitalization were followed up in 1988.
Compared with their male counterparts, female myocardial infarction patients were older (63.4 vs. 58.1 years) and had a higher prevalence of tachycardia (heart rate, >=110 beats/minute), rales, New York Heart Association class III or IV, and heart block, but a lower prevalence of smoking and white collar occupation (all p<0.01).
Mots-clés Pascal : Infarctus, Myocarde, Aigu, Epidémiologie, Homme, Sexe, Ethnie, Pronostic, Survie, Chine, Asie, Court terme, Long terme, Cardiopathie coronaire, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infarct, Myocardium, Acute, Epidemiology, Human, Sex, Ethnic group, Prognosis, Survival, China, Asia, Short term, Long term, Coronary heart disease, Cardiovascular disease
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