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June 1, 1984

Myocardial Infarction: Its Presentation, Pathogenesis and Treatment

Author Affiliations

Graduate Hospital Philadelphia

JAMA. 1984;251(21):2871. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340450079038

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This book represents a conspectus of current knowledge and practice at Green Lane Hospital, under the eminent and able guidance of Dr Norris, an authority on the subject of myocardial infarction. The author's broad experience in the field of clinical, epidemiologic, and experimental cardiology is evident throughout the book, which is divided into three parts.

Part 1 is an up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of the natural history of myocardial infarction and stresses clinical evidence to support the concepts presented. That myocardial infarction is a dynamic, and not an all-or-none, clinical phenomenon is pivotal. The chapter on arrhythmias is an excellent summary of current practice, ably coauthored by Dr B. N. Singh.

Treatment of myocardial infarction, in six concise, well-documented chapters, comprises part 2 of the book. The author's extensive experience with out-of-hospital coronary care is effectively conveyed in the first chapter. Discussion of convalescence and long-term treatment of the patient who