William J. Grace, M.D., F.A.C.P.; John A. Chadbourn, M.D.
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The mobile coronary care unit consists of a team of physicians and nurses. This team carries, via ambulance, battery-operated portable instruments. With these the team sets up a coronary care unit outside the hospital at the site of a call from a patient with an acute myocardial infarction. Our team responds to the New York City Ambulance Dispatching Agency when a "cardiac" call is announced. On arriving at the site an electrocardiogram is taken, the monitor is attached to the patient, and an intravenous is begun. Appropriate treatment for arrhythmia may be given by drugs or electrical cardioversion. Oxygen is
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Grace WJ, Chadbourn JA. Mobile Coronary Care Unit.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1076. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1076_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1076.
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