Circadian variation in the frequency of onset of chest pain in elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction

David, R. Thompson *, Jurgen E.F. Pohl, Terence W. Sutton

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Abstract

This study reports the time of onset of chest pain in 792 consecutive elderly patients admitted to a coronary care unit with myocardial infarction during a 10-year period. Statistical analysis demonstrated a bimodal frequency distribution with peaks in the time of Onset of chest pain between 23 h 30 and 00 h 30 and between 06 h 30 and 08 h 30.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalAge and Ageing
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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