Correlation between atherosclerotic plaques in aorta and morbid pathology of heart


AUTHORS : Tarafder Mainak1, Chakravarty Projjal, BhattacharjeeAnkur, Das Somnath, Roy Kallol
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Introduction: Coronary heart disease is now the major killer of humans all over the world. Many studies have shown positive correlation between atherosclerosis of aorta and coronary artery disease. Objectives: Coronary heart disease is now the major killer of humans all over the world. Many studies have shown positive correlation between atherosclerosis of aorta and coronary artery disease. This study tries to analyse correlation between presence of atherosclerotic plaques in aorta and morbid pathology of heart. Methods: It is a Descriptive, Observational, Cross sectional study, carried out on 406 cases from the autopsies done in RG Kar Medical College Police Morgue selected by Purposive Random Sampling from 1st April, 2014 to 31st March, 2015. All autopsy cases were included except grossly mutilated or decomposed bodies.

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