TITLE

The Effect of Age, Blood Pressure and Gender on the Incidence of Premature Ventricular Contractions

AUTHOR(S)
Kostis, John B.; McCrone, Katherine; Moreyra, Abel E.; Hosler, Maryhelen; Cosgrove, Nora; Kuo, Peter T.
PUB. DATE
July 1982
SOURCE
Angiology;Jul1982, Vol. 33 Issue 7, p464
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the effect of age, blood pressure and gender on the incidence of premature ventricular contractions. In order to study the effect of age, blood pressure and gender on premature ventricuIar contractions(PVCs). 24-hour ambulatory electrocardiography was performed on 338 apparently normal subjects (Group I; 209 men. 129 women, age 17 to 69, mean 48.5 ± 11.7) and on 100 subjects with normal hearts proven by extensive invasive and non-invasive testing (Group II: 51 men, 49 women, age 16 to 68. mean 48.8 ± 10.2). The higher prevalence of PVCs in apparently normal men (Group I) in view of the equal prevalence of PVCs in women and men with normal hearts (Group II) may be due to undetected coronary disease, a condition more prevalent among men.
ACCESSION #
16397163

 

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