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Article
November 18, 1974

Shock in Myocardial Infarction

Author Affiliations

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Rochester, NY

JAMA. 1974;230(7):1065. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03240070087049

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Abstract

The past few years have seen an increase in shock complicating myocardial infarctions. This book highlights some of the advances resulting from studies in this field carried out at the Cook County Hospital and the University of Illinois College of Medicine, between 1962 and 1971. The three coeditors recruited 14 prior and present co-investigators to summarize their contributions in 12 chapters. The individual chapters contain various mixtures of literature review and original data with some results not previously published. The references at the end of each chapter are thorough and up to date into 1973.

The introductory chapter on coronary arteries and myocardium in shock is outstanding and is essential reading for anyone trying to understand whether coronary thrombosis is a mechanism or a marker of the shock syndrome. The chapter on myocardial metabolism by Mueller and Ayres contains a wealth of valuable clinical information that has been obtained by

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