1997
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x1997000300013
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Abstract: Death rates due to Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) are widely used to assess regional and national cardiovascular health status. However, their validity is questionable, essentially because they are based on death certificates (DCs). The present study was conducted in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Barquisimeto (Lara State, Venezuela), from June 1991 to July 1992. The purpose was to establish the validity of the diagnosis of myocardial infarction in DCs of intrahospital deaths. Efforts were made to locate all c… Show more

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