Corticosteroids in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Bush, Charles A.; Renner, William; Boudoulas, Hansios
October 1980
Angiology;Oct1980, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p710
Academic Journal
Forty-two patients admitted to the Coronary Care Unit with a diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction were studied within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. In addition to therapy determined by the attending physician, there was a double-blinded administration of either a placebo or methylprednisolone, 30 mg/kg intravenously every 6 hours for four doses. This drug had no beneficial effect on infarct size, dysrhythmias, complications, or left ventricular function 2 weeks after infarction.


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