HERBERT S. KING, M.D.
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To the editor: The editorial by O'Rourke and Ross (1) entitled "Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring to Detect Ischemic Heart Disease" raises important questions to which insufficient attention is given.
That coronary bypass operations, among other but unspecified "new forms of therapy," should play a role in increased interest in the improved diagnosis of early and even asymptomatic ischemic heart disease (I paraphrase the authors) is, at the very least, anomalous. Such surgery is not new nor, it is my guess, is it ever likely to be, indicated in early or asymptomatic cases.
The article by Wolf, Tzivoni, and Stern (2) referred
KING HS. Detection of Ischemic Heart Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;82:429. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-3-429_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(3):429.
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