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Atherosclerosis at autopsy in 12% of US service personnel

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e8698 (Published 28 December 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e8698

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Among 3832 US service personnel who died in combat operations between 2000 and 2011, 12.1% had evidence of coronary or aortic atherosclerosis at autopsy. Some 8.5% had coronary atherosclerosis, which was severe in 2.3%. Most of …

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