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Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Influence of a Coronary Care Unit.

Robert M. Marshall, M.D.; and Edward Genton, M.D. (Associate)
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1158-1159. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1158_3
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Influence of a coronary care unit on the course of patients with acute myocardial infarction was studied. Comparison was made between 87 patients admitted to a coronary care unit and monitored for 1 week at the Colorado General Hospital and 95 patients admitted to medical wards at Denver Veterans Administration Hospital where no coronary care unit facility exists. Both groups included consecutive patients admitted during the same 15 months, from the same geographical area, and cared for by the same rotating physicians. They were similar in age, past history of angina, admission clinical characteristics, and electrocardiographic location of infarction. Arrhythmias

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