C. S. DANZER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The treatment of dyspnea is important not only because of its intensely disagreeable nature but because this symptom is indicative of a profound physiological disturbance in the supply of oxygen to the tissues. Furthermore in applying suitable therapeutic measures for the relief of this symptom, a favorable influence is incidentally exerted on certain very vital mechanisms.
For convenience we may divide the dyspneas into two general groups:—1—The spontaneous paroxysmal attacks, 2—The more insidious types brought on by effort or by the horizontal posture (orthopnea).
Under the first heading we wish to discuss three subgroups — Cardiac Asthma — Bulbar Arteriosclerotic
DANZER CS. The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Dyspnea in the Light of Recent Experiments1. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:239–247. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-3-239
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