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Survival in relation to angina symptoms and diagnosis among men aged 70-90 years: the Whitehall Study.

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BACKGROUND: While the excess mortality associated with a diagnosis of angina, myocardial infarction in middle-aged individuals is well established, there is little available evidence on the natural history of angina in population-based studies of older people. DESIGN: We conducted a 5-year follow-up of 6655 older men aged 67-90 years (mean age 77 years) who participated in the Whitehall Study of London Civil Servants. METHODS: Survival was examined in relation to a diagnosis of angina or myoc...

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