Long-term prognostic significance of isolated minor electrocardiographic T-wave abnormalities in middle-aged men free of clinical cardiovascular disease (The Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial [MRFIT])

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
The American Journal of Cardiology (Impact Factor: 3.43). 01/2003; 90(12):1391-5. DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9149(02)02881-3
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ABSTRACT The presence or new onset of isolated minor T-wave abnormalities (Minnesota Code 5.3 or 5.4) associated with a greater spatial T-axis deviation was shown to be independently predictive of long-term (18.5 years) cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease mortality. This was tested in a cohort of >11,000 middle-aged men who were free of clinical coronary heart disease in the Multiple Risk Factor Interventional Trial.

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