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Acute myocardial infarction — home or hospital care?

  • Brian R. McAvoy
  • Joseph H. Levenstein

Abstract

The majority of deaths in developed countries are from heart diseases, and acute myocardial infarction is now the largest component of these.

Keywords

Myocardial Infarction General Practitioner Acute Myocardial Infarction Hospital Care Coronary Care Unit 
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  • Brian R. McAvoy
  • Joseph H. Levenstein

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