I. C. BRILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although the interdependence of the several cardiac chambers in the maintenance of efficient circulatory function is acknowledged, it is nevertheless recognized that the various anatomical and physiological disorders which disturb the cardiac function often affect, at least for a time, one side of the heart more than the other; and that in most instances the early clinical manifestations tend to indicate whether the right or the left ventricle is mainly involved. Furthermore, the recognition of the particular side of the heart initially affected often will furnish diagnostic evidence of the underlying pathological process as well as therapeutic indications for the
BRILL IC. THE CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF RIGHT SIDED HEART FAILURE (COR PULMONALE)1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:513–522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-3-513
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(3):513-522.
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