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Prognosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Heart (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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Prognosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Heart (Paperback): Robert Oswald Moon

Prognosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Heart (Paperback)

Robert Oswald Moon

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. MYOCARDITIS. Prognosis in Myocarditis.--As far back as Laennec it had been realised that the condition of the cardiac muscle was the key to cardiac pathology and, he might have added, to the prognosis of heart disease. Stokes, too, may be quoted as saying "it is in the vital and anatomical conditions of the muscular fibres that we find the key of cardiac pathology; for, no matter what the affection may be, its symptoms mainly depend on the strength or the weakness, the irritability or the paralysis, the anatomic health or disease of the cardiac muscle." The improvement, however, in auscultation and percussion drew men's minds away from the study of the cardiac muscle to the various mechanical lesions of the valves of the heart; and yet whatever these lesions might be, the fact remains that it is the state of the heart muscle which is the arbiter of the situation. When the muscle of the heart has undergone degeneration even the most favourable valvular lesions, e.g. aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation, must receive a bad prognosis, while with the muscle tissue sound and strong even aortic regurgitation and mitred stenosis may obtain a better outlook. The great frequency of myocarditis as the cause of heart disease will be manifest if we realise that the largest number of persons who begin to exhibit signs of cardio-vascular disturbance are not suffering from valvular disease at all; clinically they simply present evidence of failing circulation with perhaps some enlargement of the heart and more or less thickening of the arteries. Post-mortem examination, however, would seem to show that various clinical pictures result from one and the same pathological change. The term myocarditis implies the anatomical conditions known as fibrosis and fatty de...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Robert Oswald Moon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 64
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85972-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-85972-0
Barcode: 9780217859721

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