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Haemodynamic Monitoring in the Management Of Cardiogenic Shock in Coronary Care Units

L.A. Schreiber
Curationis | Vol 1, No 2 | a190 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v1i2.190 | © 1978 L.A. Schreiber | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 25 September 1978 | Published: 25 September 1978

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L.A. Schreiber, Johannesburg Hospital, South Africa

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Abstract

The management and nursing care of patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction has changed dramatically over the past decade. With the establishment of coronary care units offering facilities for cardiac monitoring and staffed with nurses holding a post-basic diploma in intensive nursing, the prevention or effective treatment of life-threatening arrhythmias became feasible and many have survived as a result of this intensive and skilled care.

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