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February 24, 1999

Cardiac Rupture After Myocardial Infarction

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Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor

JAMA. 1999;281(8):703. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-8-jbk0224

To the Editor: I read with interest the article by Marrugat et al1 concerning the mortality differences between men and women following first myocardial infarction (MI). The authors found that women's more than 70% greater risk of death than men after a first MI may be attributable to the more severe nature and complications associated with MIs among women. But no mention was made of cardiac rupture, which is the most serious complication of an acute MI.

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