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February 29, 1908

CARDIAC ASTHMA AND SCLEROSIS OF THE RIGHT CORONARY ARTERY.

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SAN FRANCISCO.

JAMA. 1908;L(9):689. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25310350035003b

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Abstract

We desire to advance a suggestion, for the partial corroboration of which we have long waited for postmortem material, viz.: that cardiac asthma is a right-sided angina, and that the common postmortem lesion will be found to be sclerosis or its equivalent of the right coronary artery. Our reasons for this suggestion we will bring forward later, but now simply wish to record the postmortem findings by Keith of two cases of Mackenzie's, to whom one of us lately communicated the idea, and whom we desire to thank for his courtesy.

Case 1.  —During life: Angina pectoris plus cardiac asthma. Postmortem: Sclerosis of both coronary arteries.

Case 2.  —During life: Cardiac asthma, no angina pectoris. Postmortem: Marked sclerosis of the right coronary artery, left artery normal.German Hospital.

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