MAURICE A. SCHNITKER, F.A.C.P.; CHARLES A. BAYER, M.D.
Until attention was called to it1, 2 coronary occlusion below the age of 40 was considered rather unusual.
Similarly, in the past dissecting aneurysm of the aorta has been held to occur almost exclusively in older individuals particularly in the presence of hypertension. The authors' interest in the occurrence of dissecting aneurysms in young individuals was stimulated by the following case which occurred in a woman of 22, 12 days post partum. Because of this case it became of interest to find out just how common or uncommon dissecting aneurysm of the aorta is in young individuals, and a study
SCHNITKER MA, BAYER CA. DISSECTING ANEURYSM OF THE AORTA IN YOUNG INDIVIDUALS, PARTICULARLY IN ASSOCIATION WITH PREGNANCY. WITH REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:486–511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-486
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(3):486-511.
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