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Neuroepidemiology. 2007;29(1-2):96-100. Epub 2007 Oct 8.

Screening for myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke: a population-based study.

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Stroke Program, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. devinb@umich.edu

Abstract

Studies that accurately identify myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke within populations would provide valuable epidemiological information as well as data on vascular disease prevention. We performed a pilot study to assess the feasibility of adding MI surveillance to an ongoing population-based stroke surveillance study, the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) Project. We also tested two screening methods for MI ascertainment: discharge International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes and cardiac biomarker screening. This pilot study suggests that the addition of MI surveillance to community-based stroke surveillance studies is feasible. Screening for abnormal cardiac biomarkers to identify potential MI cases may be more accurate and efficient than using ICD-9 codes.

PMID:
17925601
DOI:
10.1159/000109503
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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