ARTHUR S. GLUSHIEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MARTIN D. REITER, M.D.; HERMAN FISCHER, M.D.
Massive coronary embolism is an uncommon occurrence which usually produces sudden death. When death is delayed, coronary embolism is seldom suspected; and, if the patient survives, the diagnosis cannot be proved. In few reported cases have electrocardiograms following coronary embolism been made, and in only one of these was the correct diagnosis made during life.1
In the case presented, the appearance of electrocardiographic signs of myocardial infarction and complete auriculoventricular block during the course of septicemia, in a diabetic aged 24 years, permitted the diagnosis of coronary embolism, which was confirmed at necropsy. Unexpected findings at autopsy were necrotizing renal
GLUSHIEN AS, REITER MD, FISCHER H. CORONARY EMBOLISM (INTRA VITAM DIAGNOSIS) AND NECROTIZING RENAL PAPILLITIS: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:679–685. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-2-679
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(2_Part_2):679-685.
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