Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease and “Low” Levels of Carboxyhemoglobin; Report of Fatalities and Discussion of Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Death

    Volume 29, Issue 4 (October 1984)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 10


    Balraj, EK
    Deputy coroner and pathologist, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, OH

    (Received 12 January 1984; accepted 18 April 1984)

    Abstract

    Levels of carboxyhemoglobin that would ordinarily cause little or no noticeable symptoms or other effects proved fatal in individuals suffering from atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. All such deaths that occurred in the Cuyahoga County during a period of 23 years were studied. The pathophysiologic mechanisms that may be operative in these deaths are discussed. The importance of being aware of this fact, while one determines the cause and manner of such deaths, is stressed.


    Paper ID: JFS11783J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11783J

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    Title Atherosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease and “Low” Levels of Carboxyhemoglobin; Report of Fatalities and Discussion of Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Death
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