Letters

Reducing mortality in myocardial infarction

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7502.1271-b (Published 26 May 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1271

Experience in Cuba shows optimising thrombolysis may reduce death rates in poor countries

  1. Pedro O Ordúñez-García, general director (porduñez@gal.sld.cu)1,
  2. Marcos Iraola-Ferrer, doctor1,
  3. Yanelis La Rosa-Linares, doctor1
  1. 1Hospital Gustavo Aldereguía, Cienfuegos 55 100, Cuba

    Editor—The epidemic of cardiovascular disease has peaked in Cuba and accounts for 40% of deaths.1 The age adjusted mortality in 2003 was 41% lower than the comparable rate recorded in 1970. The reduction in mortality from coronary heart disease, which accounts for nearly 74% of all cardiovascular deaths, drove the overall decline in cardiovascular mortality.1 Data from Cuba are …

    View Full Text

    Sign in

    Log in through your institution

    Free trial

    Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
    Sign up for a free trial

    Subscribe