n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Managing public and private heart disease : guest editorial

Volume 24, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... When I was a third-year student it seemed that 'clinical methods' meant learning cardiology. The accurate distinction of a systolic ejection murmur from a diastolic rumble represented, for a time, the pinnacle of good doctoring. Later I was a junior doctor when the thrombolytic therapy of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) became widespread. Having been described as early as 1958, interest in this novel treatment was reawakened in the seventies, and it became one of the most widely studied areas of clinical medicine ever. ISIS and TIMI researchers and others delivered evidence-based recommendations that impacted on our daily practice. The ..

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