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Prevalence of diverticular disease of the colon in patients with ischaemic heart disease.
  1. K J Foster,
  2. G Holdstock,
  3. P J Whorwell,
  4. P Guyer,
  5. R Wright


    In view of the similar patterns of incidence of diverticular disease of the colon (DD) and ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in different communities, the prevalence of diverticular disease was investigated in male patients after recovery from acute myocardial infarction. A significantly higher prevalence of DD was found among infarct patients (57%) than among male control subjects (25%) matched for age and social class.

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