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Myocardial infarction: current management strategies.
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PMID:  2529359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary artery disease is a common malady in industrialized societies. The end stage of this progressive disorder frequently results in myocardial infarction (MI), now known to be due to acute thrombosis of a narrowed coronary artery. In the past, supportive care was all that could be offered to patients suffering MI. But the new therapeutic modalities of thrombolysis and transluminal coronary angioplasty now offer a means of limiting the damage caused by coronary stenosis and thrombosis in many cases. This article reviews conventional, recently introduced, and possible future treatment strategies to manage coronary obstruction. Current concepts of handling the patient suffering a suspected acute coronary thrombosis in the office setting are presented as well.
J R Hupp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0278-2391     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-02     Completed Date:  1989-11-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206428     Medline TA:  J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1070-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon
Coronary Artery Bypass
Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
Thrombolytic Therapy

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