Screening for myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke: A population-based study

Devin L. Brown, Lynda D. Lisabeth, Stanley J. Chetcuti, P. Michael Grossman, Thomas Alexander, J. Douglas Pappas, Mauro Moscucci, Kim A. Eagle, Nelda M. Garcia, Melinda A. Smith, Lewis B. Morgenstern

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Studies that accurately identify myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke within populations would provide valuable epidemiological information as well as data on vascular disease prevention. We performed a pilot study to assess the feasibility of adding MI surveillance to an ongoing population-based stroke surveillance study, the Brain Attack Surveillance in Corpus Christi (BASIC) Project. We also tested two screening methods for MI ascertainment: discharge International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes and cardiac biomarker screening. This pilot study suggests that the addition of MI surveillance to community-based stroke surveillance studies is feasible. Screening for abnormal cardiac biomarkers to identify potential MI cases may be more accurate and efficient than using ICD-9 codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Biological markers
  • Creatine kinase
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Troponin I

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Neurology


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