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Am J Cardiol. 2005 Jan 15;95(2):261-3.

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with acute myocardial infarction and angiographically normal coronary arteries.

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Cardiology Division, University of Bergen, Central Hospital, Stavanger, Norway.

Abstract

This study on patients undergoing coronary angiography for acute myocardial infarction demonstrated that 2.8% of patients had angiographically normal coronary arteries and that these patients have a better prognosis than patients with angiographically verified coronary artery disease. The trend toward a higher prevalence of malignancy in this unique patient group raises the possibility of malignancy-induced hypercoagulability or inflammation as an underlying etiologic factor.

PMID:
15642564
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.09.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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