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  • nate
    10% mortality per year, = 40% dead in 4 years? can't be right.
    That would mean 100% death in 10 years, or 200% risk of death in 20yrs?
  • Chris  - Mortality stats...
    Hi Nate,

    Not quite. I reckon the easiest way to think about it is the "other way around". 10% annual mortality = 90% annual survival. And cumulative mortality = 100%-cumulative survival.

    So after:

    1 yr - mortality = 100-90 = 10%
    2 yrs - mortality = 100-(0.9x90) = 19% (not 20%)
    .
    4 yrs - mortality = ~35%
    .
    .
    10 yrs - mortality = ~65%

    Cheers,
    Chris
  • charlie  - FP Doc
    Great episode. Dr. Mattu is the Rock Star of Emergency Medicine.
  • Sean Gorman  - Defendant
    Bloody good show! Amul is the schizz-nit...not sure about the sheep lover though....
  • James French  - CME
    You yanks have your CME down. Nothing like this in the UK.
    Thank goodness for EMA and EMRAP!

EMRAPTV Episode 65: Syncope and the ECG
This relates to the Dec 08 EMRAP audio. Amal Mattu goes though Brugada syndrome and HOCM as causes of syncope on the ECG. See www.emrap.org Dec 08 for more material on syncope!
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