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A review of 50 cases of acute dissection of the aorta managed over a period of almost 15 years showed that patients with either proximal or complex dissections had a better prognosis when managed surgically, whereas medical treatment offered a better change of survival in patients with distal dissection. Angiography was generally safe and reliable, most(More)
Patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to open wards of three hospitals were given either oral disopyramide (100 mg four times daily) or matching placebo, prophylactically, for seven days. The drug was associated with a significant reduction in mortality (p = 0-0025) and in incidence of extension of infarction (p = 0-01), ventricular(More)
Oral disopyramide given prophylactically following myocardial infarction has been compared with placebo in a double-blind trial using continuous-tape monoriting of the electocardiogram. It caused a significant reduction in the incidence of ventricular arrhythmias and of the various degrees of heart-block. There was a significant reduction of reinfarction(More)
THE GROUP of diseases characterized by McKusick as generalized "heritable disorders of connective tissue" includes the Mar-fan syndrome, the Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, the Hurler syndrome, and pseudoxanthoma elasticum. With the exception of osteogenesis imperfecta, all of these have been known to involve significant cardiovascular(More)
Whole-blood viscosity, haematocrit and plasma-fibrinogen concentration were measured in 22 patients with angina and 22 controls. All four variables were significantly higher in patients with angina. When the viscosity was corrected to a standard haematocrit (45%), however, there was no significant difference in the mean viscosity of the two groups,(More)
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