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Are sleep complaints predictive of future myocardial infarction?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Activitas nervosa superior
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
2
Pages
147–151
Identifiers
PMID: 3661100
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

In a prospective study of 3877 males, aged 39-65 years, the hypothesis was tested that sleep complaints are predictive of myocardial infarction. It was found that complaints about troubles in falling asleep and about feeling exhausted when one wakes up were predictive of myocardial infarction occurring in a 4.2 years follow-up period. However, this predictive power was confounded by age, and especially by vital exhaustion. It is concluded that sleep complaints are long term determinants of myocardial infarction because they are part of the syndrome of vital exhaustion.

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