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  1. Although many such deaths probably are caused by coronary disease, it is known from comparative studies of necropsy with death certificate diagnoses that circulatory diseases are overdiagnosed on death certificates, particularly in the elderly.2 5 Nearly all the recent reports on coronary deaths in hospital exclude deaths from congestive heart failure, but heart failure is just as much a part of the burden of coronary disease as acute myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death, and the ...

  2. Necropsy was helpful in 58% of cases. The presentation of selected cases at a monthly conference on causes of death was valuable in correlating clinical and pathological findings, and in helping ...

  3. Jul 01, 2002 · In the United States, the necropsy rate has declined from 50% in 1945 to less than 10% at present. With regard to matters of particular interest to gerontologists, the lowest necropsy rates are on elders, yet this age group constitutes the largest proportion of deaths . Necropsies on patients dying in nursing homes are a particularly valuable source of information, but they are almost nonexistent.

    • Herman T Blumenthal
    • 6
    • 2002
  4. Before necropsy, in each case the cause of death was predicted from the available history without examination of the body, and this cause was then compared with the cause of death found at necropsy.

  5. Nov 01, 2005 · In a study of sudden death in young military recruits in the U.S., the major cause of sudden death was an identifiable cardiac abnormality (64 of 126 recruits, 51%), including 13 cases of myocarditis . In a study of fatal myocarditis in Italy, the authors concluded that myocarditis is often underdiagnosed antemortem.

    • Edward L. Mazuchowski, Patricia A. Meier
    • 15
    • 2005
  6. Nov 01, 2003 · In this manner, autopsies can help to ensure that the death certificate reflects the correct cause of death and all diseases present. 15 Accurate disease statistics are important to vital statistic reports, which in turn are important for research and teaching hospitals that receive funding from federal grants. The higher the number of ...

  7. Despite procedural success was achieved in 93% of patients, all-cause of death and MACE were 8.4% and 12.8% at 30 days; respectively. Death causes were related with definite or probable stent thrombosis, heart failure and/ or with complications due to the acute coronary syndrome treatment.

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