Effect of beta blockers on incidence of new coronary events in older persons with prior myocardial infarction and symptomatic peripheral arterial disease

Wilbert S. Aronow, Chul Ahn

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Abstract

Use of β blockers in this study was associated with a 53% significant independent reduction in the incidence of new coronary events after controlling the confounding effects of other prognostic variables. The stepwise Cox regression model showed that significant independent predictors of new coronary events were age (risk ratio 1.03 for an increment of 1 year of age), cigarette smoking (risk ratio 1.9), systemic hypertension (risk ratio 2.0), diabetes mellitus (risk ratio 1.6), serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol ≥125 mg/dl (risk ratio 1.6), serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ≤35 mg/dl (risk ratio 2.0), and use of β blockers (risk ratio 0.47).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1284-1286
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume87
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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