LOUIS H. SIGLER, M.D.; J. JACOB SCHNEIDER, M.D.
There are comparatively few reports of aneurysms of the heart in American literature. The condition is not common, and most of the reported cases are foreign. In a review of 12,000 autopsies Lucke and Rea1 found 321 instances of all aneurysms. Of this number only 15 were cardiac, indicating an incidence of 1.25 per 1,000 autopsies and 4.64 per cent of the total number of aneurysms.
According to Sternberg2 84.6 per cent of aneurysms of the heart are produced by coronary artery disease. Because of the greater incidence of coronary disease in males, cardiac aneurysms occur more frequently in this
SIGLER LH, SCHNEIDER JJ. THE DIAGNOSIS OF CARDIAC ANEURYSM WITH REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:1033–1046. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-9-1033
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(9):1033-1046.
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