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      Terminal Myocardial Infarction

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          In a prospective study of old, terminally ill patients who died from various conditions in a general hospital ward, the autopsy established a very high incidence of silent myocardial infarction. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), clinically not suspected, was demonstrated at autopsy in 20 of 39 cases. 13 AMIs involved only the subendocardial layers. Severe coronary artery stenosis was three times as frequent among the AMI patients as among the others, but recent coronary artery thrombosis was observed in one case only. Clinical and laboratory observations failed to establish the diagnosis of AMI prior to death.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1974
          1974
          29 October 2008
          : 59
          : 6
          : 333-341
          Affiliations
          Sundby Hospital, Copenhagen
          Article
          169692 Cardiology 1974;59:333–341
          10.1159/000169692
          4469788
          © 1974 S. Karger AG, Basel

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