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The contribution of the Myocardial Infarction Research Unit program at the University of Alabama is widely recognized. Hemodynamic study during the acute phase of myocardial infarction has significantly increased our understanding of the complex interrelations of preload, afterload, contractile state, and output, as well as of pressure, volume, wall tension, compliance, and regional myocardial oxygen needs. These concepts are more and more frequently used in the daily bedside care of patients in nonresearch centers, as new therapeutic modalities are instituted that require semicontinuous evaluation of their hemodynamic effects. As patients become increasingly subject to complex invasive instrumentation, a technically oriented
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Hemodynamic Monitoring in a Coronary Intensive Care Unit.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-1-130_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(1):130.
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