Clinical study| Volume 8, ISSUE 2, P165-172, August 1961

Comparison of the amount of coronary arteriosclerosis in autopsied East Africans and New Yorkers

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      A comparison of the degree of coronary arteriosclerosis and number of myocardial infarcts in 117 autopsied East Africans and 137 New Yorkers was made. In forty-three subjects from each series (thirty-four men and nine women) matched for age and sex, the amount of coronary arteriosclerosis was generally much higher in the New York autopsy series, although the East Africans were not free from arteriosclerosis, and some overlapping occurred between the two groups. In this same matched group there were seventeen myocardial infarcts among the Americans, while none were found in the East African autopsy series.
      Comparative studies of blood and tissue lipid patterns, as well as clot lysis in the two groups, are now being carried out in an attempt to obtain other information pertaining to these findings.
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