What is the prevalence of myocardial infarction (MI)?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Wanda L Rivera-Bou, MD, FAAEM, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Myocardial infarction (MI) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The estimated annual incidence of MI in the United States is approximately 550,000 new attacks and 200,000 recurrent attacks. [13] Average age at first MI is 64.9 years for men and 72.3 years for women.


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