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Unrecognized Myocardial Infarction Common in Older Adults | News Brief

The prevalence of unrecognized myocardial infarction (MI) by cardiac MRI appears to be higher than that of community-dwelling older adults. Icelandic researchers found that 9.7% of participants had recognized MI, whereas 17.0% had unrecognized MI detected by cardiac MRI. Patients with diabetes had more unrecognized MI detected by cardiac MRI than by ECG.

 Abstract: JAMA, September 5, 2012.

 

  • Nickolas Trubov says:

    Haven’t we known this for decades?

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