Limitation of Infarct Size

  • Horst Schmutzler
  • Wolfgang Rutsch
  • Frank Christopher Dougherty
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. H. Schmutzler
      Pages 1-3
  3. Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Coronary Occlusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. G. V. R. Born
      Pages 25-29
    3. M. Schartl, C. Heidelmeyer, H. Schmutzler, J. B. Brückner
      Pages 31-38
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 39-41
  4. Limitation of Infarct Size by Nonthrombolytic Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. W. Bleifeld, S. Müller-Hansen, D. G. Mathey, J. Schofer
      Pages 45-53
    3. W. Klaus
      Pages 55-64
    4. M. L. Weisfeldt, S. O. Gottlieb, S. H. Gottlieb, G. Gerstenblith
      Pages 71-74
    5. M. L. Weisfeldt, J. Zweier, L. C. Becker, G. Ambrosio, J. T. Flaherty
      Pages 75-82
    6. Back Matter
      Pages 95-99
  5. Limitation of Infarct Size by Thrombolytic Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. M. L. Simoons
      Pages 103-105
    3. M. S. Gotsman, C. Lotan, A. T. Weiss, D. Appelbaum, D. Sapoznikov, Y. Hasin et al.
      Pages 107-129
    4. M. Verstraete
      Pages 147-155
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 157-160
  6. Follow-up Therapy after Thrombolysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. R. Uebis, R. von Essen, W. G. Schmidt, R. Dörr, K. Reynen, J. Meyer et al.
      Pages 177-177
    3. W. Rutsch, M. Schartl, G. H. Berghöfer, F. C. Dougherty, D. Loos, H. Schmutzler
      Pages 179-187
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 207-209
  7. Prevention of Occlusion or Reocclusion

  8. Therapeutic Strategies for Limitation of Infarct Size

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Horst Schmutzler, Wolfgang Rutsch, Frank Christopher Dougherty
      Pages 255-275
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 276-279

About these proceedings


Effective treatment of acute myocardial infarction remains one of the major issues in cardiology and internal medicine. The present monograph summarizes the relevant experimental data and the results of major clinical trials in the treatment of myocardial infarction. There are contributions of fundamental anatomical and physiological concepts of vascular occlusion and myocardial damage due to ischemia as well as discussions of therapeutic strategies involving thrombolytic agents, adjuvant drug therapy for limitation of myocardial damage, improvement in myocardial tolerance to ischemia and prevention of coronary reocclusion. In this regard, there is an extensive discussion of the role of coronary angioplasty and bypass surgery in the setting of acute myocardial infarction.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Horst Schmutzler
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Rutsch
    • 1
  • Frank Christopher Dougherty
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of CardiologyUniversity Hospital Rudolf VirchowGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-19148-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73585-1
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