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Early intravenous atenolol treatment in suspected acute myocardial infarction.

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All patients suitable for beta blockade entering the coronary care units at Oxford and Manchester were studied in a randomised trial to determine whether administration of intravenous atenolol within 12 hours of chest pain reduced infarct size and ventricular arrythmias. Infarct size was measured using cumulative CKMB release and R wave changes from the standard ECG. The preliminary report on the first 214 patients showed prevention of infarction and a mean one third reduction in infarct size...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
Acta medica Scandinavica. Supplementum
Volume:
651
Issue:
Suppl. 651
Pages:
185-192
Publication date:
1981-01-01
ISSN:
0365-463X
URN:
uuid:cbf25f74-8adb-421a-b142-dd77d72be1cb
Source identifiers:
41947
Local pid:
pubs:41947

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