A. W. CONTRATTO, M.D.; SAMUEL A. LEVINE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The accuracy of diagnosis, the interpretation of physical findings and the etiology, frequency and symptomatology of aortic stenosis have been matters of considerable controversy in recent years. About 30 years ago the diagnosis was often made on the basis of a systolic murmur over the aortic area without any other confirmatory evidence. It became particularly clear during the great war that this was entirely insufficient evidence to warrant the diagnosis, when in some army camps and in the hands of some boards that were examining recruits, large numbers of cases of aortic stenosis were being reported. Such cases were
CONTRATTO AW, LEVINE SA. AORTIC STENOSIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANGINA PECTORIS AND SYNCOPE1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1636–1653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-11-1636
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(11):1636-1653.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Neurology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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