WALTER S. COE, M.D.
In the past two years there has been considerable interest in and much discussion of the "chair treatment" for acute coronary thrombosis. This interest and discussion was stimulated principally by the observations of Levine,1 who has questioned whether the recumbent position in bed is the optimal posture for putting the heart at rest. His clinical observations and those of others have indicated that patients with acute coronary thrombosis often get along better when allowed to sit up in a chair than when kept in bed.
Complete bed-rest has been stressed in the therapy of acute coronary thrombosis since Herrick's2
COE WS. CARDIAC WORK AND THE CHAIR TREATMENT OF ACUTE CORONARY THROMBOSIS(CARDIAC WORK AND THE CHAIR TREATMENT OF ACUTE CORONARY THROMBOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:42–48. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-1-42
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(1):42-48.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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