Long-Term Dicumarol Therapy to Prevent Recurrent Coronary Artery Thrombosis
Seventy-eight patients were given long-term dicumarol therapy after one or more attacks of myocardial infarction to see whether recurrent attacks could be warded off. Encouraging results ensued over periods up to five years. Protocols of 12 fatal cases are given, only 4 of whom had recurrent acute coronary thrombosis. Hemorrhagic complications met with are analyzed. Ambulatory treatment is shown to be feasible if patients are painstakingly followed.
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