Accession Number : AD0260787

Title :   DETECTION OF ASYMPTOMATIC CORONARY DISEASE

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : LYNN,D.O. ; MATTINGLY,T.W.

Report Date : 30 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A total of 300 officers on duty at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the Pentagon, having entirely normal cardiovascular findings, including normal electrocardiograms, roentgenograms of heart, blood pressure, and routine cardiovascular examinations, were subjected to diagnostic studies in an effort to determine the presence of any abnormality in theset tests that might uncover evidence of sub-clinical coronary artery disease. Studies consisted of electrocardiogramsAFTER A DOUBLE TWO-STEP EXERCISE TEST, BCG performed before and after a double two-step exercise test, determinations of lipoproteins and cholesterol values of the fasting blood sera. One Hundred male officers were in the age group 25-34, one hundred in the age group 35-44, and one hundred males 45 and over. It is believed a long term follow-up (25 years) may determine which or if any of the above tests are reliable in the early detection of coronary disease. The lipid studies were also performed on a group of patients in corresponding age groups with diagnosis of myocardial infarctions, angina, hypertensive cardiovascular disease, and arteriosclerosis obliterans. A control group of hospitalized patients with no evidence of cardiovascular disease was also studied as a control. A follow-up study and repeat lipid studies on the normal officers are in progress. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BLOOD CIRCULATION, DETECTION, HEART, LIPIDS, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, PATHOLOGY, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE