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New Ischemic Syndromes: Beyond Angina and Infarction

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 23 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:495
  1. David E Newby, lecturer in cardiology
  1. Cardiovascular Research Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

    Ed Derek M Yellon, Shahbudin H Rahimtoola, Lionel H Opie: Lippincott-Raven Publishers, £38.50, pp 254 ISBN 1 881 06306 2

    Correction of an arterial occlusion or stenosis has become the mainstay of many current therapeutic interventions in cardiovascular disease: from the reperfusion associated with thrombolytic therapy in acute arterial occlusion, through to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and bypass grafting for chronic stenotic artery disease. However, various interventions—such as angioplasty, bypass grafting, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart valve replacements, and organ transplantation—necessitate an “elective” ischaemic insult to the tissues. Thus, understanding …

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