P. W. C.
The high and apparently increasing frequency of coronary thrombosis and myocardial infarction in our aging population as well as the dramatically abrupt onset and high mortality has emphasized the need for more effective measures of treatment. The conventional measures now in use, which are largely only supportive and symptomatic, doubtless facilitate survival in many cases, but the average mortality of about 20 per cent during the first attack manifestly leaves much to be desired.
For the underlying pathological changes in the coronary arteries little or nothing has been accomplished, and at present not much of a curative nature can be
C. PW. ANTICOAGULANTS IN THE TREATMENT OF CORONARY THROMBOSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;30:436–439. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-2-436
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(2):436-439.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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