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Minerva Med. 1988 May;79(5):373-8.

[Pathology of the myocardium and coronary vessels in sudden cardiac death. A post-mortem study of 130 cases].

[Article in Italian]

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Presidio Multizonale Ospedaliero Fatebenefratelli e Oftalmico, Milano Servizio di Accettazione Generale e Medicina d'Urgenza.


Autopsies were performed on 130 cases of sudden death (38 F, 92 M) i.e. death occurring in the space of a very few minutes in apparently healthy subjects, in order to examine the anatomopathological alterations to the heart. Varying degrees of coronary sclerosis were noted in 91.5%, thrombosis of one or more coronary vessels in 32.3%, acute histologically evident myocardial infarction in 54.6%.

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