The relationship between coronary artery lesions and myocardial infarcts: ulceration of atherosclerotic plaques precipitating coronary thrombosis.

@article{Ridolfi1977TheRB,
  title={The relationship between coronary artery lesions and myocardial infarcts: ulceration of atherosclerotic plaques precipitating coronary thrombosis.},
  author={Ruggero Ridolfi and Grover M. Hutchins},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={1977},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={
          468-86
        }
}
A review of 494 myocardial lesions at least 3 cm. in one dimension reveal 418 (85 per cent) related to atherosclerotic coronary lesions, 55 (11 per cent) related to coronary emboli of various types, 18(3.5 per cent) without specific coronary lesions but related to clinical events associated with coronary hypoperfusion, and 3 (0.5 per cent) associated with miscellaneous coronary lesions. In 399 of 418 (96 per cent) atherosclerotic coronary lesions of all ages complete occlusion (remote of fresh… CONTINUE READING
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