Diagnosis of myocardial infarction at autopsy: AECVP reappraisal in the light of the current clinical classification.

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serval:BIB_67A450A64E99
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Title
Diagnosis of myocardial infarction at autopsy: AECVP reappraisal in the light of the current clinical classification.
Journal
Virchows Archiv
Author(s)
Michaud K., Basso C., d'Amati G., Giordano C., Kholová I., Preston SD, Rizzo S., Sabatasso S., Sheppard MN, Vink A., van der Wal AC
Working group(s)
Association for European Cardiovascular Pathology (AECVP)
ISSN
1432-2307 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0945-6317
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
476
Number
2
Pages
179-194
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Ischemic heart disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and death worldwide. Consequently, myocardial infarctions are often encountered in clinical and forensic autopsies, and diagnosis can be challenging, especially in the absence of an acute coronary occlusion. Precise histopathological identification and timing of myocardial infarction in humans often remains uncertain while it can be of crucial importance, especially in a forensic setting when third person involvement or medical responsibilities are in question. A proper post-mortem diagnosis requires not only up-to-date knowledge of the ischemic coronary and myocardial pathology, but also a correct interpretation of such findings in relation to the clinical scenario of the deceased. For these reasons, it is important for pathologists to be familiar with the different clinically defined types of myocardial infarction and to discriminate myocardial infarction from other forms of myocardial injury. This article reviews present knowledge and post-mortem diagnostic methods, including post-mortem imaging, to reveal the different types of myocardial injury and the clinical-pathological correlations with currently defined types of myocardial infarction.
Keywords
Autopsy/methods, Death, Sudden, Cardiac/pathology, Forensic Pathology/methods, Humans, Myocardial Infarction/diagnosis, Myocardial Infarction/pathology, Myocardium/pathology, Pathology, Clinical/methods, Acute coronary syndromes, Autopsy, Immunohistochemistry, Myocardial infarction, Myocardial injury, Post-mortem imaging
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Web of science
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Yes
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