ARMAND P. GELPI, M.D.; NORMAN ENDE, M.D.
Coronary occlusion due to embolic phenomena is a relatively rare occurrence. Two recent excellent reviews1, 2 have covered the subject of coronary embolism in great detail, and it is not the purpose of this paper to duplicate such a survey of the literature. Recently we encountered a case of coronary embolism which resulted in a small myocardial infarction and a perforation of the left ventricle. These unusual complications, along with other interesting features of the case, serve as the basis for this report.
In a perusal of the literature for a similar case we encountered a publication by Bopp in
GELPI AP, ENDE N. CORONARY EMBOLUS WITH MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION AND RUPTURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;50:511–519. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-2-511
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