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Therapy in Acute Coronary Care.

William Dock, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(4):610-611. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320100138026.
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Perhaps "Therapy in Units for Intensive Care of Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction" would be a more appropriate title for this monograph, written for nurses, paramedical personnel, and physicians concerned with such well-equipped individual units as are illustrated on the cover and in two frontispieces. The glossary will be of great value to nurses and lay attendants in the unit. The 233 items in the bibliography can guide physicians to recent literature on the acute effects of coronary occlusion and management in units designed for intensive care of myocardial infarction patients or those recovering from surgical intervention for heart disease.

Part 1 (57 pages) of the text is devoted to concise sound reviews of the physiology and pathophysiology of the heart and vascular bed. There are sections on arrhythmias, shock, and other complications of coronary occlusion.

Part 2 (67 pages) provides thorough discussion of the pharmacology, clinical value, and


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