When the concept of acute coronary syndrome was at infancy, when there was no echocardiography , when there was no coronary angiogram when there was no coronary care units either , this man was able to identify a group of patients who are high risk to develop acute MI
These pateints are now refered to as famous entity unstable angina !
Serving in Goverment institution of KEM hospital Bomay , he was instrumental in isolating reserpine which was a powerful anti hypertensive drug those days.
Realise , He is not a official cardiologist as the much hyped DM degree was not there those days.His life is an strong evidence that , meticulous observation and documentation of simple facts from the bedside is the many times greater than research done in sophisticated laborataries !
Life history of Dr.Vakil (1911 -1974)
His famous article on Intermediate coronary syndrome