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Invited Commentary
August 9/23, 2010

Primary Prevention of Myocardial Infarction: Putting the Evidence to UseComment on “Medication in Relation to ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in Patients With a First Myocardial Infarction”

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Cardiac Care Unit, Division of Cardiology (Dr Herzog), and Department of Medicine (Dr Javed), St. Luke’s–Roosevelt Hospital Center/University Hospital of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, New York.

Arch Intern Med. 2010;170(15):1381-1382. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.266

Seldom, if ever, have we had as much knowledge to prevent a future epidemic. What is lacking is the wisdom to act upon that knowledge.—Jonathan S. Allan, DVM1

Since the discovery of coronary artery obstruction by Edward Jenner in the 1780s2 and the introduction of the concept of MI by Sir Thomas Lewis in 1934,2,3 our understanding of the causes of and methods of preventing MI has grown tremendously.4,5

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