An improving prognosis over time in medically treated patients with coronary artery disease.


Journal Article

The national mortality rate from coronary heart disease has decreased during the past decade, for reasons that are not yet clear. The mortality rate and the total number of cardiovascular events both decreased during the last 10 years in 1,911 medically treated patients with significant coronary artery disease. This decrease cannot be explained by less sick patients being referred for evaluation. This study suggests that at least part of the decrease in coronary heart disease mortality observed nationally is occurring in patients with established coronary disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pryor, DB; Harrell, FE; Lee, KL; Califf, RM; Rosati, RA

Published Date

  • September 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 444 - 448

PubMed ID

  • 6613865

Pubmed Central ID

  • 6613865

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9149(83)90004-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States