‘The Coronary (Cardiac) Care Unit at 50 years’

In the recent editorial β€œThe Coronary (Cardiac) Care Unit at 50 years: A Major Advance in the Practice of Hospital Medicine,”1 the authors committed an β€œoriginal sin” of science when they failed to cite data that might temper their praise. Missing from their references was the only prospective randomized study comparing caring for patients with a proven acute myocardial infarction either in the CICU or at home.2 The other study not cited was that of Professor Leon Gordis who looked at Maryland data on survival after a proven myocardial infarction.

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