P/O Irvin E Martz

Patrolman Irvin E. MartzThe Baltimore Sun Wed Nov 11 1931 LODD 72 highlight

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Leading to Death
8 December 1928
The term "acute indigestion" is an example of the indefinite and inaccurate medical nomenclature not infrequently appearing in the public print. Sudden collapse with acute abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting may occur with acute coronary obstruction, but the underlying pathologic condition may be masked by the severity and predominance of abdominal symptoms. Not infrequently precordial and ordinary anginal pain is entirely absent.
In such instances one is confronted with the possibility of acute surgical conditions in the abdomen. In recent years surgeons have called attention to "the acute abdomen" but have neglected to stress the possibility of acute obstruction of the coronary arteries causing abdominal symptoms which may be identical with intra-abdominal emergencies. Others have noted acute abdominal symptoms in relation to thoracic disease but have not referred to coronary thrombosis. On the other hand, writers on acute coronary obstruction have noted the difficulty often presented in deciding.
A buildup of plaque can narrow these arteries, decreasing blood flow to your heart. Eventually, the reduced blood flow may cause chest pain (coronary obstruction or angina), shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage can cause a heart attack.
Basically, this could have been better described as a heart attack
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Patrolman Irvin E Martz

 D.O.D     2 August 1925

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End of Watch

2 Aug 1925

City, St.

345 St Paul Pl

Panel Number


Cause of Death

Heart Attack



District Worked



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