Cardiac Pathology: Rheumatic heart disease: Aortic stenosis

01 April 2011
Presented by Mary Sheppard

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Aortic stenosi due to presumed chronic rheumatic heart disease

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A 1937 autopsy specimen from a 61 year old man who had suffered from dyspnoea on exertion, with occasional attacks of violent chest pain for many years. Despite his symptoms he continued with his work as a railway signalman and refused medical attention, dying in the street on the way home one evening.

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