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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF QAZVIN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES   Summer 2003 , Volume - , Number 26; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

SURVEY OF SEASONAL AND MONTHLY VARIATION OF CARDIAC DEATH AT CCU OF QAZVIN BU-ALI HOSPITAL

 
 
Author(s):  DAEI M.M.*
 
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Abstract: 
Background: Some previous studies have indicated the seasonal variation of the cardiac events and higher mortality level of cardiovascular diseases in some months of the year. Objective: To determine the mortality rate and monthly and seasonal variation of cardiac death at CCU of Qazvin Bu-Ali hospital. Methods: Medical files of all dead patients at CCU during one year (2000-2001) were studied and the information regarding age, sex, diagnosis time and date of death was recorded. Findings:0ut of 1281 patients admitted at CCU,39 patiens (3.04%) died. 26 were male (67%) and 13 were female (33%).51% had AMI.8% of the deaths were in the spring,26% in the summer,26% in the atumn and 40% were in the winter. The highest mortality rate was in December and January and the lowest rate was in April, June, July and November. Conclusion: Cardiac death is inversely correlated with temperature, that is to say it is more in the cold seasons.
 
Keyword(s): CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CIRCADIAN RHYTHM, CORONARY DISEASE, DEATH
 
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