Atheromatous Disease of the Thoracic Aorta: Pathologic and Clinical Implications

  title={Atheromatous Disease of the Thoracic Aorta: Pathologic and Clinical Implications},
  author={I. Kronzon and P. Tunick},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  • I. Kronzon, P. Tunick
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Although the possibility that the carotid arteries are a source of cerebral infarction was recognized as early as 1856 [1] and was described in an autopsy report by Chiari in 1905 [2], this fact was considered to be a curiosity for almost four decades [1]. In the early 1950s, Fisher stressed the relation between carotid atherosclerosis and stroke or transient ischemic attack [2]. Until that time, 55% of strokes had been thought to be caused by cerebral vasospasm [2]. An interesting historical… CONTINUE READING
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