JAMES R. LISA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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This communication is the report of a study of 41 hearts obtained from subjects who died suddenly from cardiac disease. One was from private practice † and 40 occurred at the New York City Hospital between January 1, 1927 and July 1, 1936.
During that period there were 82 cases of sudden death in the hospital that came to autopsy. Twenty-two were proved to be due to non-cardiac factors such as ruptured aneurysm, brain tumors, massive hemorrhage, etc. Of the remaining 60 cases 20 had to be discarded because of unsatisfactory histologic material.
For the purpose of this study cases
LISA JR. PATHOLOGIC FINDINGS IN THE HEART IN SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATHS*. Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1968–1982. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-12-12-1968
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(12):1968-1982.
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