Acute ischaemic lesions in death due to ischaemic heart disease. An autopsy study of 333 cases of out-of-hospital death.

@article{Leach1995AcuteIL,
  title={Acute ischaemic lesions in death due to ischaemic heart disease. An autopsy study of 333 cases of out-of-hospital death.},
  author={Iain H Leach and Jennifer Blundell and John M Rowley and Daniel R. Turner},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={1181-5}
}
The frequency of acute coronary artery thrombus and myocardial infarction in subjects dying suddenly or unexpectedly from ischaemic heart disease (IHD) is still unclear, with previous autopsy studies reporting an incidence between 4% and 100%. In this study of 333 randomly selected out-of-hospital deaths, detailed autopsy showed IHD as the sole cause of death in 206 (62%). One hundred and seventeen acute coronary thrombi were present in 96 cases whilst four had an established acute infarct… CONTINUE READING

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