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Within 1 year after their first myocardial infarction (heart attack):
18% of American men and 23% of women age 40 years of age or older will die.

Lloyd-Jones, Donald, Robert Adams, Mercedes Carnethon, Giovanni De Simone, T. Bruce Ferguson, Katherine Flegal, Earl Ford, Karen Furie, Alan Go, Kurt Greenlund, Nancy Haase, Susan Hailpern, Michael Ho, Virginia Howard, Brett Kissela, et al. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2009 Update. Circulation. 2009; 119: e21-181. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/reprint/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.191261

Reference

Title
Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics- 2009 Update
Publication
Circulation
Publisher
American Heart Association
Publication Date
2009
Authors
Lloyd-Jones, Donald, Robert Adams, Mercedes Carnethon, Giovanni De Simone, T. Bruce Ferguson, Katherine Flegal, Earl Ford, Karen Furie, Alan Go, Kurt Greenlund, Nancy Haase, Susan Hailpern, Michael Ho, Virginia Howard, Brett Kissela, et al.
Pages
e21-181
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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