L. J. BICKERMAN, M.D.; ERNEST E. IRONS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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This report concerns a case of coronary thrombosis with infarction of the interventricular septum, in which perforation of the septum was diagnosed during life. Sager,1 in 1934, gathered from the literature only 18 recorded cases (including one of his own) of perforation of the infarcted interventricular septum, the first of which was reported by Latham in 1845.2 Wood and Livezey4 found reference to 36 cases up to 1942. In a series of 25,000 consecutive autopsies, Edmondson and Hoxie3 found 72 cases of cardiac rupture, among them 13 cases of septal perforation due to infarction. Additional cases have been reported by
BICKERMAN LJ, IRONS EE. MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION RESULTING IN INTERVENTRICULAR SEPTAL PERFORATION; REPORT OF A CASE DIAGNOSED DURING LIFE1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:918–924. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-918
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):918-924.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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