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  • Dr. Bernard Lown

    Philip Liebson Chicago, Illinois, United States   Dr. Bernard Lown Sudden death from cardiac dysrhythmias is a frequent consequence of acute myocardial infarction. Before the 1960s, little could be done to prevent it, and patients were usually confined to bed for several weeks. Ventricular fibrillation, the underlying cause of sudden cardiac death, was a frequent…