PMID: 7993030Sep 1, 1994Paper

Towards a decrease of myocardial infarction in the Bas-Rhin region? Results of the 6 first years of the Strasbourg MONIC Register

Annales de cardiologie et d'angéiologie
M FenderG Hedelin

Abstract

The Bas-Rhin MONICA Register shows trends in myocardial infarction and other acute ischemic events between 1984 and 1989. Coronary heart disease mortality decreased by 27% in men and 30% in women. Morbidity trends were less favourable. The annual event rate for total acute ischemic events remained stable. However, a decrease of 14% for myocardial infarction was seen in men, particularly in patients with a past history of coronary disease. Another positive point is that the 28-day mortality rate in recent infarctions decreased in men by 33% during the 5 year period.

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