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History of coronary heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12436753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary heart disease, in the mid-twentieth century has become the most frequently occurring lethal disease. Coronary vessels, that is, coronary arteries tend to develop atherosclerotic plaques already at an early stage. The onset and course of this development has often been a mute one, without pain, rendering thereby the recognition of coronary artery disease difficult--far into the twentieth century. The many experiments and investigations performed during the "Renaissance" brought no results. An exact description and depiction of damaged coronary vessels as primary cause of occluded coronary arteries became possible towards the beginning of the twentieth century only.
P R Lichtlen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zeitschrift für Kardiologie     Volume:  91 Suppl 4     ISSN:  0300-5860     ISO Abbreviation:  Z Kardiol     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-19     Completed Date:  2003-02-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0360430     Medline TA:  Z Kardiol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiology / history
Coronary Disease / history*,  therapy
History, 20th Century

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