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Sudden death related to small coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  11563727     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of sudden death of young people in apparently good health are reported. The only pathologic change found was a fibromuscular dysplasia of the artery supplying the conduction system of the heart with an important narrowing of the lumen and strong thickening of the arterial wall. The first case was of a 12-year-old girl who died suddenly while skiing; the second was of a 32-year-old man who died while talking to his wife. No other pathologic changes were found at autopsy, and the results of toxicologic analysis were negative. There was no individual or family history of cardiac diseases. These cases illustrate the importance of an analysis of the conduction system, including examination of the intramural coronary arteries supplying the conduction system.
K Michaud; N Romain; C Brandt-Casadevall; P Mangin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2001 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-09-20     Completed Date:  2002-02-07     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institut Universitaire de Médecine Légale, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Disease / pathology*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / pathology*

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