JOHN A. KASTOR, M.D.
One may conclude, therefore, . . . that there is no inherent reason why the stoppage of a large branch of a coronary artery, or even of a main trunk, must of necessity cause sudden death. [James B. Herrick, 1912 (1)]
For many years after Herrick first focused attention on coronary occlusion with nonfatal myocardial infarction, its treatment was relatively passive. In the past 10 years, however, a concerted and active attack has been launched on the illness. This work, centered in monitoring units, has been most successful in dealing with the electrical disturbances of the heart but quite unsuccessful
KASTOR JA. Myocardial Infarction: Recent Accomplishments, Current Questions. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:1005–1008. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-6-1005
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(6):1005-1008.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine.
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