GEORGE BLUMER, F.A.C.P.
The effect of sudden, non-fatal occlusion of one of the larger branches of a coronary artery is well known. The result, in brief, is the formation of an ischemic infarct involving that portion of the heart muscle supplied by the obstructed vessel, the so-called myomalacia cordis. The extent of this process depends on various factors, the more important being the size of the occluded vessel and the extent of development of vascular channels capable of taking part in the formation of a collateral circulation. The variability of the process is of practical importance at the bedside because certain clinical features
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BLUMER G. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: THE IMPORTANCE OF EMBOLISM AS A COMPLICATION OF CARDIAC INFARCTION(THE IMPORTANCE OF EMBOLISM AS A COMPLICATION OF CARDIAC INFARCTION*). Ann Intern Med. 1937;11:499–504. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-3-499
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(3):499-504.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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