Cardioliths in 19th century medical literature
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- Heart, Thrombus, Cardilith, Auguste Sheridan Delépine
During 19th century the term “cardiolith” was widely used to describe a cluster of cardiac entities that could cause sudden death. Blood clots, polypoid growths, microorganisms and inflammation were implicated. Scientists of the era described formations that could enter any heart chamber after having been formed in any portion of the cardiac substance and could provoke a deadly thrombus or embolus. While pathologist and bacteriologist Auguste Sheridan Delépine (1855–1921), was the first who used the term “cardiolith” in his treatise “Description of a cardiolith” in 1890, a series of researchers noted the phenomenon, forming the “School of Cardiolithists”.
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TY - JOUR AU - Gregory Tsoucalas AU - Theodoros G. Papaioannou AU - Charalampos Vlachopoulos AU - Marianna Karamanou PY - 2018 DA - 2018/05 TI - Cardioliths in 19th century medical literature JO - Artery Research SP - 9 EP - 13 VL - 23 IS - C SN - 1876-4401 UR - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2018.05.005 DO - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2018.05.005 ID - Tsoucalas2018 ER -