EDGAR LICHSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; IRVING CHAPMAN, M.D.; PREM K. GUPTA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; KUL D. CHADDA, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HARRY SMITH JR., PH.D.; IRA SCHWARTZ, M.D.; DAYANAND NAIK, M.D.
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We previously reported our observations concerning the relation of a diagonal ear-lobe crease and coronary heart disease (1, 2). In our present study we further examine this relation by comparing the status of the crease with the degree of sclerosis and the degree of coronary artery occlusion noted at postmortem examination.
One hundred thirteen consecutive patients, aged 40 or older, were studied at postmortem. An ear crease was judged to be present bilaterally, present unilaterally, or absent immediately before this examination. The coronary arteries were examined by one prosector (I.C.) without knowledge of the ear crease findings. The arteries were opened
LICHSTEIN E, CHAPMAN I, GUPTA PK, et al. Diagonal Ear-Lobe Crease and Coronary Artery Sclerosis. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:337–338. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-85-3-337
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(3):337-338.
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