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A ranking academic cardiologist recently said of an applicant for fellowship that if he were so interested in coagulation, why didn't he go into hematology? It is the curse of our profession: to protect from every mayfly of a therapy, we take a generation to warm to a new idea. But in mid-1992, is it possible to deny that a major part of an internist's or cardiologist's practice is thrombosis? Is there still a rational argument for inducing thrombolysis in only a fifth of patients with acute myocardial infarction? No, there are no good excuses.
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Thrombosis in Cardiovascular Disorders. Ann Intern Med. ;117:540. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-540_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):540.
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