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Use of lipid-lowering medication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study)
Cardiovascular Medicine Publications and Presentations
  • Robert J. Goldberg, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Ira S. Ockene, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Jorge L. Yarzebski, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Judith A. Savageau, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Joel M. Gore, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Medicine; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Date
4-15-1997
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Antilipemic Agents; Coronary Disease; Hospitalization; Humans; Hyperlipidemias; Logistic Models; Myocardial Infarction; Odds Ratio; Retrospective Studies
Abstract

As part of a population-based longitudinal study, we examined the use of lipid-lowering medication in 3,824 patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction in the Worcester, Massachusetts metropolitan area between 1986 and 1993. The rate of utilization of lipid-lowering medication either before (1.8%) or during hospitalization (1.9%) for acute myocardial infarction was low.

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Citation: Am J Cardiol. 1997 Apr 15;79(8):1095-7.
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Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
9114770
Citation Information
Robert J. Goldberg, Ira S. Ockene, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Judith A. Savageau, et al.. "Use of lipid-lowering medication in patients with acute myocardial infarction (Worcester Heart Attack Study)" Vol. 79 Iss. 8 (1997) ISSN: 0002-9149 (Print)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jorge_yarzebski/60/