Medicine: Premature Heart Attack

Until last week, no case of an adult-type heart attack, with destruction of part of the heart-wall muscle, had been reported in anybody under the age of twelve. Now two Montreal doctors de scribe the case of a baby boy whose electrocardiogram, at the age of only five hours, gave evidence of severe heart-muscle destruction (technically, "myocardial infarction"). The boy died when 18 hours old, and the autopsy showed two areas of infarction, one of which was so massive as to involve half the heart's lower left chamber.

The baby was born at Montreal's...

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