Efficacy of Myocardial Infarction Therapy: An Evaluation of Clinical Trials Evidence

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Valentin Fuster
Taylor & Francis, Feb 16, 1999 - Medical - 520 pages
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In this unique reference, nearly 50 principal investigators of major clinical trials of myocardial infarction (MI) therapy explain how their work has contributed to the current standard of care.
Includes the work of researchers at an impressive range of distinguished institutions worldwide!
Providing the basis for treatment guidelines, Efficacy of Myocardial Infarction Therapy
  • examines clinical trials that have established the efficacy of particular therapies, including acute coronary reperfusion; the use of aspirin, beta blockers, and ACE inhibitors; and the reduction of blood cholesterol
  • reviews trials that have cast doubt on the efficacy of other therapies, including the early and late use of calcium channel blockers, and the routine use of heparin, nitroglycerin, and magnesium
  • deals with alternative overall strategies for myocardial infarction care, such as invasive versus conservative management and the interplay of thrombolysis and PTCA
  • and more!
    Including over 1400 references, tables, drawings, and photographs Efficacy of Myocardial Infarction Therapy benefits cardiologists, internists, family practitioners, fellows, residents, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
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