Time of onset of chest pain in acute myocardial infarction

David, R. Thompson *, Roger L. Blandford, Terence W. Sutton, Paul R. Marchant

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We studied the time of onset of chest pain in 1099 patients admitted to a coronary care unit with myocardial infarction using a statistical model. Statistical analysis demonstrated an excess of infarcts with time of onset of chest pain at 0700 hours (14%) and at midnight (11%), with the remaining infarct population (75%) forming a background distribution over the 24 hr.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 1985


  • chest pain
  • myocardial infarction
  • statistical model
  • time

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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