SMITH O. DEXTER JR.; DANA L. FARNSWORTH
Nonvalvular heart disease, often misnamed "myocarditis," is generally regarded as a condition of degenerative nature in older patients, attributable to coronary sclerosis or hypertension or both. That it may be frequently found in youth is not well known, nor are the etiological factors behind it generally appreciated.
Because of the interest and obscurity of youthful nonvalvular heart disease, we have undertaken to review a large number of cases in the pathological records of the Massachusetts General and Boston City Hospitals, focussing our attention upon the myocardial lesions which were reported. We have limited the study to younger patients and
DEXTER SO, FARNSWORTH DL. NONVALVULAR HEART DISEASE UNDER THE AGE OF FORTY-SIX YEARS1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1514–1530. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-10-1514
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(10):1514-1530.
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