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Title: The effect of steroids in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction, with particular reference to histological changes
Author: Frew, Iain D. O.
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1965
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Many recent reports show that steroid therapy can frequently reverse acute heart block associated with recent myocardial infarction. Numerous animal experiments, however, have shown that such treatment influences the mechanism of the repair of infarcts and there is the possibility that this may be an adverse process resulting in mechanical weakness. Although Anfossi (1963) has shown that steroid therapy can reduce the short term mortality rate in a series of routine cases of myocardial infarction showing normal conduction, very limited knowledge is available on the repair of such human infarcts and the long term prognosis. In this study both the pathological and the clinical aspects of this problem are considered.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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