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Magnitude of silent coronary disease

  • Arthur M. Master
  • Arthur J. Geller
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Abstract

It is estimated that in the year 1962, between 563,000 and 840,000 Americans had silent myo-cardial infarction and that 3 to 4.5 million people had silent coronary disease without infarction. It is recommended that all men thirty-five years of age and over should have annual examinations, including careful history, physical examination, teleoroentgenogram, electrocardiogram, and, if the results of these studies are negative, a two-step or equivalent test of cardiac function. This approach is recommended also for younger men.

Keywords

Myocardial Infarction Coronary Disease Coronary Occlusion Equivalent Test Periodic Health Examination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur M. Master
    • 1
  • Arthur J. Geller
  1. 1.The Mount Sinai HospitalUSA

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