The relationship between ECG abnormalities and mortality was studied in 4797 males and 4320 females aged 25 to 74 years who took part in the Belgian Inter-university Research on Nutrition and Health (The BIRNH study).
At entry all were free of angina, had no history of acute myocardial infarction and showed no evidence of an old infarction on their baseline ECG.
They were followed for an average of 5-6 years, and follow-up for vital status was completed satisfactorily in 99-5%. ECG abnormalities were grouped using several classifications'any abnormality, major and minor abnormalities, ischaemic changes, left ventricular hypertrophy and the separate Minnesota codes IV (ST depression), V (abnormal T-ware) and VIII (arrhythmias).
Mots-clés Pascal : Electrocardiographie, Homme, Mortalité, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Epidémiologie, Electrodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Electrocardiography, Human, Mortality, Cardiovascular disease, Epidemiology, Electrodiagnosis
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Cote : 95-0164307
Code Inist : 002B24D01. Création : 09/06/1995.