Morphological patterns in heart diseases- an autopsy study

Ekta Rani., Sanjay Kumar and Vishal Mehrolia

Heart disease is the common cause of sudden death after trauma and poisioning. As the age increases there is increased chances of heart diseases .In order to assess the pattern of heart diseases, a retrospective study of 97 autopsy heart was carried out in a tertiary care hospital for a period of 1 year. Maximum number of cases (29.8%) were in the age group 40-49 yrs. males were commonly affected by the heart diseases. Male: Female ratio was 11:1. . Atherosclerosis was the major pathology identified constituting 77.3% of the cases. Chronic ischemic heart disease was second in pathology constituting 13.4 % followed by Acute MI (3.09%), congestion (2.06%), stromal fatty infiltration (2.06), pericarditis and cysticercosis each contributed 1.03% of the total cases

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