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Fatal vasculitis (periarteritis nodosa) of the coronary arteries: angiographic ambiguities and absence of aneurysms at autopsy.

Authors
  • Cassling, R S
  • Lortz, J B
  • Olson, D R
  • Hubbard, T F
  • McManus, B M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1985
Volume
6
Issue
3
Pages
707–714
Identifiers
PMID: 2863294
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 30 year old man died during coronary artery bypass grafting for presumed premature atherosclerotic coronary disease. Autopsy revealed vasculitis with characteristics of periarteritis nodosa of the coronary arteries with severe luminal narrowing, but without aneurysms. This is the first report of a patient with these findings studied angiographically and at autopsy.

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