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Peracute and acute death from ischaemic heart disease within 4 days of onset of symptoms.
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PMID:  741095     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Post-mortem examination was made of 136 patients who died of ischaemic heart disease from within a few minutes to 4 days after the onset to symptoms. Acute myocardial infarction was detected by means of the histochemistry of dehydrogenases in 102 cases (75%); in 34 cases(25%) no infarction was found, but the presence of coronary obstruction together with clinical symptoms justified the diagnosis of acute coronary insufficiency. Fifty-six of the infarctions occurred within 2--3 h after the onset of ischaemia, 24 within 4--5 h, 12 within 6--24 h, and 10 within 1--4 days. The chances of recovery increased if the patients survived for 24 h. The period of 5 h after the onset of ischaemia appeared especially important; 80 of 102 patients with acute myocardial infarction died during that period. Thirty-one of 34 patients with acute coronary insufficiency and 60 of 102 patients with acute myocardial infarction died peracutely, i.e. within a few minutes to 2 h after the onset of symptoms. In the patients of the latter group the onset of symptoms must have been delayed, otherwise none of these patients could have appeared in the category of peracute death. This delay was more obvious in the patients with acute myocardial infarction localized in the area supplied by the left descending artery. The occurrence of peracute deaths could not be correlated witha particular localization of area of infarction. The causes of coronary obstructions and the role of dynamic disturbances of coronary perfusion in the pathogenesis of coronary insufficiency and myocardial infarction and discussed.
K Kubat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-04-28     Completed Date:  1979-04-28     Revised Date:  2009-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-78     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Coronary Disease / enzymology,  pathology*
Death, Sudden / pathology*
Dihydrolipoamide Dehydrogenase / analysis
L-Lactate Dehydrogenase / analysis
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / pathology*
NADPH Dehydrogenase / analysis
Sex Factors
Succinate Dehydrogenase / analysis
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Dehydrogenase; EC Dehydrogenase; EC Dehydrogenase; EC Dehydrogenase

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