FRANCES E. GARDNER; PAUL D. WHITE, F.A.C.P.
Although isolated cases have been reported (Kerr et al., 1925; Breitenecker, 1931), coronary artery obstruction has long been regarded as an uncommon complication in rheumatic heart disease. White and Jones (1928) found only one patient who had suffered a coronary thrombosis in 956 cases of rheumatic endocarditis. Among 99 patients dying with pure aortic stenosis Contratto and Levine (1937) reported four instances of coronary occlusion, and in 314 consecutive cases of simple mitral stenosis (Levine and Kauvar, 1941) coronary occlusion was diagnosed in only 10 instances (confirmed at autopsy in five). Rheumatic heart disease is found in less percentage still
GARDNER FE, WHITE PD. CORONARY OCCLUSION AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC RHEUMATIC HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:1003–1009. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-6-1003
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(6):1003-1009.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease.
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