oa South African Medical Journal - Sudden death from cardiac and aortic disease
|Article Title||Sudden death from cardiac and aortic disease|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Forensic Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||May 1947|
|Pages||307 - 320|
|Keyword(s)||Aorta aneurism, Aortic disease, Atherosclerosis, Blood-supply of heart, Cardiac disease, Cardiovascular syphilis, Coronary thrombosis, Embolism, Myocardial infarction, Rheumatic heart disease and Sudden death|
Out of 1,132 cases of natural deaths above the age of 10 years in a series of 4,047 consecutive autopsies at the Johannesburg medico-legal laboratories, 395 cases were found to have died suddenly from cardiac and aortic disease. This shows an incidence of 34.9 per cent. of all natural deaths or 9.7 per cent. of all auropsies at all ages. An analysis of the different causes that contributed towards the incidence of sudden death is presented.
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