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Very few stamps have appeared relating directly to atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. The Cape Verde 4 escudo stamp was released in 1980 as part of the issue for the World Health Day antismoking campaign of the World Health Organisation. Careful consideration has gone into the design, which shows the three forms of smoking, a large area of myocardial infarction, and the chest leads of the electrocardiogram showing a full thickness anteriorinfarction. In this respect this is a unique stamp. The Dominican Republic issued a set of three stamps in 1979 to commemorate the Dominican Cardiology Institute. The 3 cent stamp shows an atherosclerotic artery in the foreground and an occluded left anterior descending vessel within the diagrammatic heart in the background.
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