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
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DOZZI DL. UNSUSPECTED CORONARY THROMBOSIS IN PATIENTS WITH HEMIPLEGIA—A CLINICAL STUDY(UNSUSPECTED CORONARY THROMBOSIS IN PATIENTS WITH HEMIPLEGIA—A CLINICAL STUDY*). Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1991–1995. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-12-1991
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(12):1991-1995.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Neurology.
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