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Myocardial infarcion risk factor

R S Eliot, F C Clayton, G M Pieper, G L Todd
The effects of 20th-century stress on the cardiovascular system are reviewed and correlated with experimental animal models. A classic example of such stress is drawn from a study of the aerospace workers at Cape Kennedy who were shown to be exposed to excessive occupational stress. Surprisingly, the usual risk factors did not predict a greater risk, yet the population exhibited a higher incidence of sudden cardiac death and acute myocardial infarction. Acute myocardial necrosis was much more frequently demonstrated than was acute coronary obstruction of any type...
April 1977: Federation Proceedings
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