Artery Research

Volume 23, Issue C, September 2018, Pages 9 - 13

Cardioliths in 19th century medical literature

Authors
Gregory Tsoucalasa, *, Theodoros G. Papaioannoub, Charalampos Vlachopoulosb, Marianna Karamanouc
aHistory of Medicine, Medical School, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
bFirst Dept. of Cardiology, Hippokration Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
cHistory of Medicine, Medical School, University of Crete, Crete, Greece
*Corresponding author. Ierolohiton 155, Agioi Anargyroi 38334, Volos, Greece. E-mail address: gregorytsoucalas@yahoo.gr (G. Tsoucalas).
Corresponding Author
Gregory Tsoucalas
Received 25 January 2018, Revised 3 May 2018, Accepted 8 May 2018, Available Online 23 May 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2018.05.005How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Heart, Thrombus, Cardilith, Auguste Sheridan Delépine
Abstract

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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Journal
Artery Research
Volume-Issue
23 - C
Pages
9 - 13
Publication Date
2018/05
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.artres.2018.05.005How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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