Unusual cause of sudden cardiac death: Basophilic degeneration of coronary arteries

GAJ Jessurun*, RA Tio, LSM Ribbert, F Willemse, PW Boonstra, HJGM Crijns

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    Basophilic or mucoid degeneration of the intima in the coronary arteries is an extremely rare cause of premature atherosclerosis. An unusual case of fatal basophilic degeneration of the coronary arteries 142 days after delivery is reported. (C) 1996 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)172-176
    Number of pages5
    JournalCatheterization and cardiovascular diagnosis
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Oct-1996


    • coronary artery
    • mucoid degeneration
    • sudden death

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