oa South African Medical Journal - Myocardial infarction and the evolution of the intensive coronary care unit

Volume 50, Issue 24
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



From the start of the 1960s it became increasingly evident that sudden death in a patient with acute myocardial infarction was owing to reversible derangement in heart rhythm rather than to gross myocardial damage.

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