J. LERMAN, M.D.; R. J. CLARK, M.D.; J. H. MEANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In a previous paper1 we presented data dealing with changes in the size of the heart, in the blood pressure and in the electrocardiograms resulting from thyroid medication in myxedema patients. The most striking finding was a shrinkage in the transverse diameter of the heart of from 1 to 7 cm. in 20 of the 30 patients observed. Since then 18 additional patients have been studied. Forty-seven teleroentgenograms were obtained and measured. The method of study and the precautions taken were the same as those previously described.
Table 1 summarizes the changes in the size of the heart and
LERMAN J, CLARK RJ, MEANS JH. FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON THE HEART IN MYXEDEMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:82–84. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-82
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):82-84.
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