BEN R. HENINGER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; KARL L. DICKENS, M.D.
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Complete heart-block as a result of acute coronary thrombosis is a relatively uncommon condition. Numerous investigators have reported occasional cases of complete heart-block so that we may arrive at a fair estimate of its occurrence in all cases of heart disease. White1 quotes Allan, 1928, stating that coronary sclerosis is common and that of 1000 consecutive autopsies, 371 (37.1 per cent) showed coronary sclerosis. Of these, 238 (64 per cent) showed myocardial damage with fatty changes in 48 and fibrosis in 190. White1 also quotes Barnes and Ball, 1932, who found in 49 cases of myocardial infarction following coronary thrombosis
HENINGER BR, DICKENS KL. COMPLETE AURICULOVENTRICULAR BLOCK FOLLOWING CORONARY OCCLUSION; A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:1081–1088. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-6-1081
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(6):1081-1088.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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