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By Aaron Guinn Canadian emergency medicine physician - clinical diagnosis, sepsis and tox
Gianfranco Cervellin, Giuseppe Lippi
The history of myocardial infarction (MI) diagnostics has gone through a continuous evolution over the past century, when several new discoveries have contributed to remarkably increase the number of patients appropriately diagnosed with this condition. The tale "of MIs and Men" displays rather a long history, since atherosclerosis was found to be present in humans several centuries before modern civilization and the identification of the most prevalent risk factors. It was only at the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century that the physicians acknowledged that MI is principally sustained by coronary thrombosis, and that the clinical picture of MI could be subsequently confirmed at autopsy...
July 2014: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
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