1st Edition

Case Reports in Cardiology Coronary Heart Disease and Hyperlipidemia

Edited By William C. Roberts Copyright 2024
    292 Pages 23 Color & 172 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    292 Pages 23 Color & 172 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    292 Pages 23 Color & 172 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    From the earliest days of medicine to the present, case reports have been a critical aspect of clinical education and knowledge development. In this comprehensive volume, Dr. William C. Roberts, a renowned expert in the field, explores the rich history and ongoing importance of case reports in cardiology.

    Through engaging and insightful analysis, the book demonstrates how case reports have provided physicians with crucial insights into rare diseases, complex conditions, and ground-breaking treatments. Drawing on a vast range of sources, from ancient manuscripts to cutting-edge journals, it offers a unique perspective on the role of case reports in medical education and practice of hyperlipidemia and coronary heart diseases and associated cardiovascular morbidities. It underscores how case reports can be used to enhance diagnostic accuracy, identify new treatment options, and promote innovation in the field. In addition, the book provides valuable insights into the process of writing and publishing case reports, including tips for young physicians looking to break into the field.

    The book will be an indispensable guide to the history, practice, and ongoing significance of case reports for medical students, physicians, and researchers alike.

    Key Features

    • Provides a rich repository of diverse case reports in cardiology published by the editor and his colleagues over 61 years
    • Features 46 clinical case studies related to Coronary Heart Disease and Hyperlipidemia useful for medical students and practicing cardiologists
    • Valuable resource for young physicians seeking to establish a foothold in medical research and academics

    *Note: Cases are numbered based on their number in WCR’s CV.


    62. Roberts WC, Morrow AG. Pseudoaneurysm of the left ventricle. An unusual sequel of myocardial infarction and rupture of the heart. Am J Med. 1967;43(4):639-644.

    128. Ferrans VJ, Buja LM, Roberts WC, Fredrickson DS. The spleen in type I hyperlipoproteinemia. Histochemical, biochemical, microfluorometric and electron microscopic observations. Am J Pathol. 1971;64(1):67-96.

    150. Falcone MW, Ronan JA Jr, Roberts WC. Silent mitral regurgitation complicating silent myocardial infarction: hemodynamic and morphologic documentation. Chest. 1972;62(2):226-228.

    155. Ferrans VJ, Roberts WC, Levy RI, Fredrickson DS. Chylomicrons and the formation of foam cells in type I hyperlipoproteinemia. A morphologic study. Am J Pathol. 1973;70(2):253-272.

    166. Nagel MR, Ronan JA Jr, Roberts WC. Left-to-right shunt at atrial level after rupture of papillary muscle from acute myocardial infarction. Am Heart J. 1973;86(1):112-116.

    181. Bulkley BH, Roberts WC. Isolated coronary arterial dissection: a complication of cardiac operations. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1974;67(1):148-151.

    212. Bulkley BH, Buja LM, Ferrans VJ, Bulkley GB, Roberts WC. Tuberous xanthoma in homozygous type II hyperlipoproteinemia. A histologic, histochemical, and electron microscopical study. Arch Pathol. 1975;99(6):293-300.

    223. Bulkley BH, Roberts WC. Heterografts as aortocoronary bypass conduits in human beings. Am J Cardiol. 1975;36(6):823-828.

    226. Hammer WJ, Ferrans VJ, Roberts WC. Myocardial embolus to coronary artery: result of rupture of papillary muscle during acute myocardial infarction. Chest. 1975;68(6):843-844.

    350. Virmani R, Popovsky MA, Roberts WC. Thrombocytosis, coronary thrombosis and acute myocardial infarction. Am J Med. 1979;67(3):498-506.

    361. Virmani R, Roberts WC. Structure-function correlations in cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases (CPC). Disappearance of symptomatic coronary heart disease and death from a noncardiac condition. Clinical conference from the Pathology Branch, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Chest. 1980;77(1):91-93.

    415. Waller BF, Csere RS, Baker WP, Roberts WC. Running to death. Chest. 1981;79(3):346-349.

    445. Roberts WC, Maron BJ. Sudden death while playing professional football. Am Heart J. 1981;102(6 Pt 1):1062-1063.

    478. Waller BF, Rubin RE, McGrath FJ, Del Negro AA, Roberts WC. Coronary calcium—a clue to angiographic underestimation of coronary luminal narrowing. Am Heart J. 1982;103(6):1071.

    519. McManus BM, Goldberg SD, Triche TJ, Roberts WC. Elongate thrombus extending from left ventricular apex to outflow tract: a rare complication of myocardial infarction diagnosed by two-dimensional echocardiography. Am Heart J. 1983;105(2):327-329.

    522. Saffitz JE, Rose TE, Oaks JB, Roberts WC. Coronary arterial rupture during coronary angioplasty. Am J Cardiol. 1983;51(5):902-904.

    552. Saffitz JE, Phillips ER, Temesy-Armos PN, Roberts WC. Thrombocytosis and fatal coronary heart disease. Am J Cardiol. 1983;52(5):651-652.

    634. Lester WM, Roberts WC. Illogical use of saphenous veins for aortocoronary bypass grafting. Am J Cardiol. 1985;55(5):596-597.

    640. Mas IJ, Barth CW III, Shutlk PK, Sheikh MU, Roberts WC. Occluding clot in the left main coronary artery with survival long enough to develop massive left ventricular wall necrosis. Am J Cardiol. 1985;55(9):1218-1220.

    641. Barbour DJ, Saulino PF, Roberts WC. Right ventricular infarction with electrocardiographic anterior left ventricular infarction and thrombosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Am J Cardiol. 1985;55(9):1220-1221.

    652. Barbour DJ, Roberts WC. Additional evidence for relative resistance to atherosclerosis of the internal mammary artery compared to saphenous vein when used to increase myocardial blood supply. Am J Cardiol. 1985;56(7):488.

    669. Roberts WC, Silver MA, Sapala JC. Intussusception of a coronary artery associated with sudden death in a college football player. Am J Cardiol. 1986;57(1):179-180.

    733. Cohen JI, Arnett EN, Kolodny AL, Roberts WC. Cardiovascular features of the Werner syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 1987;59(5):493-495.

    741. Mann JM, McIntosh CL, Roberts WC. Spasm of saphenous veins used as conduits for aortocoronary bypass grafting. Am J Cardiol. 1987;59(9):1000-1002.

    761. Potkin BN, Myler RK, Motamed HE, Mann JM, Hendel JL, Sperling DC, Stertzer S, Roberts WC. Delayed clinical evidence of coronary arterial disruption after presumably successful percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty for angina pectoris. Am J Cardiol. 1987;60(10):909-911.

    790. Potkin BN, Hoeg JM, Connor WE, Salen G, Quyyumi AA, Brush JE Jr, Roberts WC, Brewer HB Jr. Aneurysmal coronary artery disease in cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis. Am J Cardiol. 1988;61(13):1150-1152.

    831. Kragel AH, McIntosh CM, Roberts WC. Morphologic changes in coronary artery seen late after endarterectomy. Am J Cardiol. 1989;63(11):757-759.

    873. Kragel AH, McIntosh CL, Roberts WC. Coronary arterial morphology 10 years after "endarterectomy." Clin Cardiol. 1990;13(3):224-226.

    902. Kragel AH, Roberts WC. Composition of atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries in homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. Am Heart J. 1991;121(1 Pt 1):210-211.

    953. Mautner SL, Sanchez JA, Rader DJ, Mautner GC, Ferrans VJ, Fredrickson DS, Brewer HB Jr, Roberts WC. The heart in Tangier disease. Severe coronary atherosclerosis with near absence of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Am J Clin Pathol. 1992;98(2):191-198.

    969. Mautner GC, Mautner SL, Lin F, Roggin GM, Roberts WC. Amounts of coronary arterial luminal narrowing and composition of the material causing the narrowing in Buerger’s disease. Am J Cardiol. 1993;71(5):486-490.

    1106. Gottdiener JS, Roberts WC. Severe mitral regurgitation late after healing of myocardial infarction from calcification of the posteromedial left ventricular papillary muscle. Am J Cardiol. 1998;81(5):662.

    1146. Harandi S, Johnston SB, Wood RE, Roberts WC. Operative therapy of coronary arterial aneurysm. Am J Cardiol. 1999;83(8):1290-1293.

    1156. Schussler JM, Roberts WC. Senile cardiac calcification syndrome. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 1999;8(4):178-179.

    1157. Summers JH, Henry AC III, Roberts WC. Cardiac observations late after operative transmyocardial laser "revascularization." Am J Cardiol. 1999;84(4):489-490, A10.

    1160. Pluennecke A, Stoler RC, Roberts WC. Chest pain. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 1999;12(4):305-308.

    1182. Roberts WC. Wide open coronary arteries at 103 years of age. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2000;9(4):227.

    1230. Roberts WC, Yoon DHA. Massive calcific deposits in the epicardial coronary arteries in the absence of calcific deposits in the aortic valve cusps and in the mitral valve annulus. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2002;11(2):127-129.

    1284. Peterman MA, Roberts WC. Syndrome of protein C deficiency and anterior wall acute myocardial infarction at a young age from a single coronary occlusion with otherwise normal coronary arteries. Am J Cardiol. 2003;92(6):768-770.

    1315. Falcone MW, Grayburn PA, Roberts WC. Acute myocardial infarction at 25 years of age. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2004;17(3):363-365.

    1355. Glancy DL, Roberts WC. Angina pectoris, dyspnea, fatigue, and edema after a non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarct. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2006;19(1):52-53.

    1395. Herrera AN, Roberts WC. A 105-year-old heart. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2007;16(1):44-46.

    1406. Boltan DD, Lachar W, Khetan A, Bouffard J-P, Roberts WC. Fatal and widespread skeletal myopathy confirmed morphologically years after initiation of simvastatin therapy. Am J Cardiol. 2007;99(8):1171-1176.

    1409. Roberts WC, Williams SL, Ko JM, Kuiper JJ. Fatal cardiac arrest in the hospital during transfer from Gurney to operating table for planned coronary artery bypass grafting and mitral valve repair. Am J Geriatr Cardiol. 2007;16(3):192-196.

    1690. Kondapalli N, Roberts WC. Coronary arterial aneurysms in previously transplanted (donor) hearts. Proc Bayl Univ Med Cent. 2017;30(3):303-304.

    1748. Roberts CS, Stoler RC, Roberts WC. The case for primary prevention of atherosclerotic events from study of a single patient. Am J Cardiol. 2020;125(9):1443-1445.


    William C. Roberts, MD, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on September 11, 1932. He graduated from Southern Methodist University and Emory University School of Medicine. He did his training in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital and at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his training in pathology at the National Institutes of Health. From July 1964 to March 1993, he was Chief of Pathology at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has published more than 1,700 articles, authored or edited 31 books, and lectured in over 2,200 cities worldwide. He has contributed information on many cardiovascular conditions. During the past 44 years, Dr. Roberts had been program director for the Williamsburg Conference on Heart Disease held every December in Williamsburg, Virginia. The American College of Cardiology Foundation has sponsored this conference for 30 years. Since March 1993, Dr. Roberts had been the executive director of the Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was also the editor-in-chief of the Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings and Dean of the A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education at Baylor Scott & White Health. He had been the editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Cardiology since June 1982. He received many honors including the 1978 Gifted Teacher Award from The American College of Cardiology; the 1983 College Medalist Award of the American College of Chest Physicians; the Public Health Service Commendation Medal in 1979; the 1984 Richard and Hilda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the Council of Cardiology of the American Heart Association; an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines in 1995; the designation of Master from The American College of Cardiology in 2004, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of The American College of Cardiology in 2016; and the Lifetime Achievement Award for D’s CEO’s Excellence in Healthcare Awards in 2021.

    Sadly, Dr. William C. Roberts passed away in June 2023 at the age of 90, just as this book series went into production.