Factors affecting immediate mortality of patients with acute myocardial infarction: a nationwide study

Chest. 1975 Aug;68(2):217-21. doi: 10.1378/chest.68.2.217.


The hospital mortality was evaluated for 21 days in all patients with a first attack of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in Israel. Total mortality was 21.1 percent. The following factors were associated with relatively better prognoses: age, young; sex, male; marital status, married; ethnic origin, European; site, subendocardial; history of smoking, and, to a certain degree, hypertension; low levels of white blood cells, blood sugar, serum transaminase and cholesterol; and anticoagulant therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Europe
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension
  • Israel / ethnology
  • Male
  • Marriage
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology
  • Myocardial Infarction / mortality*
  • Prognosis
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking


  • Anticoagulants