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Clarence M. Agress


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Clarence M. Agress Obituary
March 10, 1912 - February 24, 2016 Clarence M. Agress, MD, renowned for his life saving cardiac research, starting the first Cardiac Care Unit on the West Coast (at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center), and founding the Cardiology Department there, passed away Feb. 24 in Santa Barbara. He received his BA from Harvard, attended medical school at University of Texas, and interned at L.A. County Hospital in medicine and pathology. He was acknowledged by the American Heart Association as the research doctor responsible for Thrombolysis, dissolving clots out of obstructed heart arteries. A true Renaissance Man, he painted beautifully. A wonderful story teller, he wrote 10 novels. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his two daughters, Carol Zaslow (David), and Edith Buie (Tom), four grandchildren: Tracy Zaslow, Carrie B. Zaslow, Eric Schwab, and Terra Gottesfeld, and six great-grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2016
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