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Coronary circulation in acute myocardial infarction
  1. Thomas N. James
  1. Cardiovascular Research and Training Center, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, U.S.A.

    Abstract

    A brief review is presented on the coronary circulation in acute myocardial infarction. The format of presentation is general anatomy of the human coronary arteries, the blood supply of certain special regions of the heart, and a consideration of how ischaemic malfunction in these regions leads to some of the clinical problems encountered in the management of the patient with acute myocardial infarction.

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    • 1 This work was supported in part by grants from the U.S. Public Health Service.

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