JOHN E. MYERS JR.; FRANK L. BAUER
Acute myocardial infarction represents a major cause of death in all medically advanced countries of the world. Its immediate mortality rate in this country ranges from 16 to 64%, with an average approaching 30% (1-4). During the past two decades anticoagulants have been added to the rather meager therapeutic program of rest, sedation, oxygen, and analgesics. The vast majority of reports concerning such therapy have been quite favorable, demonstrating a reduction in both mortality and morbidity (5-9). A notable exception has been the work of Russek and Zohman (10), whose good-risk patients treated without anticoagulants have a mortality rate of
MYERS JE, BAUER FL. Anticoagulant Therapy in the Relatively Young Male with Myocardial Infarction. Ann Intern Med. ;55:760–764. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-5-760
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(5):760-764.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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