Coronary artery atherosclerosis revisited in Korean war combat casualties.

@article{Virmani1987CoronaryAA,
  title={Coronary artery atherosclerosis revisited in Korean war combat casualties.},
  author={Renu Virmani and Max Robinowitz and Jack C. Geer and P P Breslin and James C. Beyer and Hugh A. McAllister},
  journal={Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={111 10},
  pages={972-6}
}
To confirm earlier studies of a high prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis in combat casualties of the Korean and Vietnam wars, we examined previously uncut coronary arteries from the hearts of 94 American male combat casualties (mean age, 20.5 years) from the Korean War using computerized planimetry and microscopic evaluation. Six (6.4%) men had severe atherosclerosis (75% to 90% cross-sectional area luminal narrowing) in one or more coronary arteries; five of the six had fibrous plaques, and… CONTINUE READING