Volume 7, Issue 2 (Summer 2003)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2003, 7(2): 111-114 | Back to browse issues page

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Daei M. Survey of seasonal and monthly variation of cardiac death at CCU of Qazvin Bu-Ali hospital. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2003; 7 (2) :111-114
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Background:Some previous studies have indicated the seasonal variation of the cardiac events and higher mortality level of cardiovascular diseases in some months of the year. Objective: To determine the mortality rate and monthly and seasonal variation of cardiac death at CCU of Qazvin Bu-Ali hospital. Methods:Medical files of all dead patients at CCU during one year (2000-2001) were studied and the information regarding age,sex,diagnosis ,time and date of death was recorded. Findings:Out of 1281 patients admitted at CCU,39 patiens (3.04%) died. 26 were male (67%) and 13 were female (33%).51% had AMI .8% of the deaths were in the spring,26% in the summer,26% in the atumn and 40% were in the winter. The highest mortality rate was in December and January and the lowest rate was in April , June , July and November. Conclusion: Cardiac death is inversely correlated with temperature, that is to say it is more in the cold seasons.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Cardiology

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