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Case 4: Coagulative Necrosis
This was a 57-year-old male whose hospital course following abdominal surgery was characterized by progressive deterioration and hypotension.
Four days post-operatively, the patient sustained an anterior myocardial infarction and died the next day.
The patient's heart weighed 410 grams.
Examination of the coronary arteries revealed marked atherosclerotic narrowing of all three vessels with focal occlusion by a thrombus of the left anterior descending artery.
Fresh necrosis of the anterior wall of the left ventricle and anterior portion of the septum was present, extending from the endocardium to the inner half of the ventricular wall.
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