Shoulder-Hand Syndrome Following Myocardial Infarction with Special Reference to Prognosis
Shoulder-hand syndrome occurs in approximately 10 to 15 per cent of patients following acute myocardial infarction. Sympathectomy, sympathetic block, cortisone, and various other therapies have been advocated. In the present communication the results of simple measures such as local heat, analgesics, and the regimen of active use of the affected extremity are described in treating 47 attacks in 42 patients with acute myocardial infarction.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.