CARTER SMITH, M.D.; H. CLIFF SAULS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Levine1 in a study of 145 patients with coronary thrombosis found an immediate mortality of 53 per cent. Willius and Barnes2 are also of the opinion that approximately 50 per cent die in the immediate attack. Conner and Holt3 in studying a series of 287 patients with coronary occlusion found an immediate mortality of 16.2 per cent with a subsequent death rate of 55 per cent when averaged over a period of 3 months to 17 years. These statistical values are derived almost entirely from those patients who presented the classical clinical picture of coronary thrombosis and undoubtedly include principally
SMITH C, SAULS HC. RECOVERY FROM CORONARY THROMBOSIS; REPORT OF EIGHT CASES, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE RECOGNITION OF THE LESS SEVERE AND ATYPICAL TYPES1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:317–333. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-317
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):317-333.
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