H. L. BLUMGART; D. D. BERLIN; DAVID DAVIS; J. E. F. RISEMAN; A. A. WEINSTEIN
In the treatment of patients with congestive failure and angina pectoris, one not infrequently finds that despite all available medical measures the patients, while improved, nevertheless continue to remain chronically incapacitated. It is well recognized that exercise, emotion and other factors which increase cardiac work tend to increase congestive heart failure and angina pectoris. The enforcement of diminished activity or complete bed rest benefits patients by reducing the demands on the heart. The use of sedatives and the action of digitalis in reducing the ventricular rate in auricular fibrillation have a similar effect.3,10,27
The same considerations underlie the treatment of
BLUMGART HL, BERLIN DD, DAVIS D, RISEMAN JEF, WEINSTEIN AA. TREATMENT OF ANGINA PECTORIS AND CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE BY TOTAL ABLATION OF THE THYROID IN PATIENTS WITHOUT THYROTOXICOSIS: X. WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE PRE- AND POSTOPERATIVE MEDICAL MANAGEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1469–1477. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-12-1469
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(12):1469-1477.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Endocrine and Metabolism, Heart Failure, Thyroid Disorders.
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