DANIEL L. DOZZI, M.D.
In a recent report1 reviewing 1000 consecutive, unselected autopsies for the incidence of coronary thrombosis in patients dying with a diagnosis of a cerebrovascular accident, it was found that of the 1000 cases, there were 107 with either cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral thrombosis or cerebral embolism. Of these 107, there were 12 that had a coronary thrombosis in addition to the cerebral lesion; but the cardiac condition had not been diagnosed antemortem in a single case.
During the study of the 1000 autopsies, there were found 41 cases of established coronary thrombosis. Since 12 of these were undiagnosed and were complicated
DOZZI DL. UNSUSPECTED CORONARY THROMBOSIS IN PATIENTS WITH HEMIPLEGIA—A CLINICAL STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1991–1995. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-12-1991
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(12):1991-1995.
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