Acute central chest pain in the elderly. A review of 296 consecutive hospital admissions during 1976 with particular reference to the possible role of beta-adrenergic blocking agents in inducing substernal pain

American Heart Journal
M S Pathy


Two hundred and ninety-six patients were admitted to geriatric medical beds in Cardiff in 1976 with acute central chest pain. One hundred and eighty-six (63 per cent) had a confirmed acute myocardial infarction. Of the 37 per cent without evidence of cardiac infarction, 32 per cent were on beta-blocking drugs. The possible role of adrenergic blocking agents in producing acute central chest pain is discussed.


Feb 1, 1976·British Heart Journal·L Schamroth
Jan 18, 1975·British Medical Journal·K M FoxC P Aber
May 6, 1978·British Medical Journal·A G Jariwalla, E G Anderson
Apr 1, 1978·The American Journal of Cardiology·R A ShiroffA H Hayes
Aug 1, 1976·Archives of Internal Medicine·J A Pantano, Y C Lee
Aug 28, 1975·The New England Journal of Medicine·D G Shand
Aug 1, 1974·American Heart Journal·R G DiazB Levitt


Dec 1, 2001·Heart Disease·D C O'LoughlinD Singh

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