[The effect of war-induced stress in Croatia on the incidence and mortality of acute ischemic heart disease]

Wien Med Wochenschr. 1992;142(19):430-2.
[Article in German]


During war operations in Croatia and air alarms in Zagreb, a significantly higher incidence of patients with acute coronary artery disease was registered. Higher incidence of patients with acute myocardial infarction was present and the incidence of hospital mortality among patients with myocardial infarction was significantly higher than earlier. Significant difference was not found between various study periods neither for sex ratio, localization of myocardial infarction (anterior vs. inferior) nor in the ECG form of myocardial infarction (Q vs. Non-Q).

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Cause of Death*
  • Coronary Disease / mortality*
  • Croatia / epidemiology
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Electrocardiography
  • Hospital Mortality
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Myocardial Infarction / mortality*
  • Stress, Physiological / complications*
  • Stress, Physiological / mortality
  • Warfare*