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Experience in a coronary care unit. A preliminary report.
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PMID:  7423315     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A coronary care unit for the treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction has been organized at the R. K. Kahn Hospital. This unit provides intensive nursing care and continuous oscilloscope monitoring of cardiac rhythm and has facilities for dealing with cardiac emergencies. During the first year 184 patients with definite acute myocardial infarction were treated. There were 42 deaths (22.8%). The results of treatment and the incidence and influence of pre-existent coronary artery disease, diabetes and hypertension are discussed. Mention is made of further proposed developments.
M Sewdarsen; F G Mayet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0256-9574     ISO Abbreviation:  S. Afr. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1980 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-18     Completed Date:  1980-12-18     Revised Date:  2014-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404520     Medline TA:  S Afr Med J     Country:  SOUTH AFRICA    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  720-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Care Units* / organization & administration
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / epidemiology,  mortality,  therapy*
South Africa

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