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A new aggressive air is spreading over cardiology, and this book signals one aspect of it, namely the advent of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction. The authors' goals are interesting: The book is aimed at persons who do not specialize in coronary care (although they hope parts will be of interest to persons who do), and they discuss only some aspects of the subject. Those goals are fair enough. However, it is hard to understand the choice of topics. For example, arrhythmias, heart failure, and shock are given short shrift, whereas two chapters, back to back, one in opposition
Acute Coronary Care in the Thrombolytic Era. Ann Intern Med. ;109:848. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-10-848_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(10):848.
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