oa South African Medical Journal - A critical appraisal of anticoagulant therapy
|Article Title||A critical appraisal of anticoagulant therapy|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, New York Hospital, New York, USA|
|Publication Date||Aug 1968|
|Pages||812 - 817|
|Keyword(s)||Anticoagulant therapy, Critical appraisal, Haematology and Pharmacology|
In summary, we must conclude that as from 1967, the total world evidence suggests that in the absence of compelling contraindications and with the availability of satisfactory laboratory and clinical facilities, patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction should receive adequate anticoagulant therapy during the first month, and that the risk of re-infarction and death is reduced if this is continued for 1 - 2 years after the first month.
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