CARLOS A. FISH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; EVERETT G. GRANTHAM, M.D.
Mandl in 1925 was the first to use procaine block for the relief of cardiac pain. Swetlow2 in 1926 introduced the use of alcohol for longer lasting relief by a chemical block. In America this procedure was perfected and popularized by White.3 Alcohol blocks, sympathectomy and rhizotomy are accepted procedures in general use today for the relief of angina pectoris. We have been unable, however, to find in the literature any reference to the use of sympathetic block for the relief of the pain in acute myocardial infarction. The dramatic relief of pain in a patient with acute coronary occlusion
FISH CA, GRANTHAM EG. RELIEF OF PAIN IN ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION BY PROCAINE BLOCK OF THE SYMPATHETIC NERVE SUPPLY1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:172–177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-172
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(1):172-177.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Neurology.
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