GEORGE P. ROBB, M.D.; ISRAEL STEINBERG, M.D.
Pulmonary heart disease, or cor pulmonale, has long been known as a disorder which tends to develop in the course of certain chronic pulmonary diseases. Emphysema1, 2, 3 and pulmonary fibrosis 4, 5, 6 have, perhaps, been mentioned most frequently in this connection, but other types of lung disease which cause extensive obliteration or narrowing of the smaller pulmonary blood vessels may produce it.7 Among these are primary endarteritis obliterans of the pulmonary arteries8, 9; obliterative endarteritis due to metastatic carcinoma10, 11 and Schistosomiasis mansoni12; chronic pulmonary embolism13, 14; and the pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema produced by spinal and thoracic
ROBB GP, STEINBERG I. VISUALIZATION OF THE CHAMBERS OF THE HEART AND THE THORACIC BLOOD VESSELS IN PULMONARY HEART DISEASE; A CASE STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:12–45. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-1-12
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(1):12-45.
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