oa South African Medical Journal - Historical perspective of myocardial infarction

Volume 49, Issue 39
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The history of myocardial infarction ('coronary thrombosis'), a condition which was only recognised as a clinical entity in the 20th century, is reviewed up to the time of the introduction of the intensive coronary care units.

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