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The Coronary Care Unit.

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By Grace W. J., Keyloon V.. . 223 pages. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Div. of Meredith Corp., New York: , 1970.. Price, $8.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1051. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1051_1
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Treatment of acute myocardial infarction in coronary care units has had significant success over the past half decade, with a resultant 50% drop of mortality rate for in-patients. In this relatively brief but comprehensive monograph the authors present their concept of the organization and function of the coronary care unit. Introductory chapters deal with the natural history of patients with acute myocardial infarction and some problems of designing, equipping, and staffing a coronary care unit. Perhaps the most informative chapters are the fourth and fifth. The fourth reviews the physiology of oxygen therapy and techniques for administering oxygen in acute


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