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May 1954

FATAL CORONARY HEART DISEASE: Clinicopathologic Patterns and Other Features in One Hundred Consecutive Cases

Author Affiliations

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.

From the Pathology Service of Glockner-Penrose and St. Francis Hospitals.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;93(5):658-666. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00240290016002
Abstract

THIS REPORT represents a clinicopathologic analysis of necropsy material over a six-year period, from 1947 to 1953. During this time a total of 871 complete necropsies, including gross and microscopic examination, were performed by the author or by resident physicians in training in pathology under the supervision of the author. In this total, there were 100 consecutive and unselected cases of coronary heart disease in which the cardiac disability was of major importance as a cause of death. There were many other cases in which coronary heart disease to a moderate or severe degree was present but some other important pathologic condition took precedence, for example, cancer. Such cases are not included in this total of 100. The study indicates to some degree the magnitude of the coronary heart disease problem in a community of approximately 50,000 population at an altitude of 6,200 feet.

CLINICOPATHOLOGIC PATTERNS  Since death in any

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