G. F. STRONG, M.D., F.A.C.P.; D. S. MUNROE, M.D.
Very large hearts are noted occasionally in any autopsy series, and formerly were usually ascribed to the effect of one of the infectious types of heart disease. During 1937 and 1938 there were 1372 autopsies performed at the Vancouver General Hospital, and among these were found 42 instances of hearts weighing 750 grams or more. Analysis of this group shows that the infectious type of heart disease is less commonly the cause of hypertrophy of this extent than are degenerative changes. Since it was our intention to study only the so-called "cor bovinum" we arbitrarily chose a weight approximately twice
STRONG GF, MUNROE DS. CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY; FORTY-TWO HEARTS WEIGHING 750 GRAMS OR MORE1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:2253–2264. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-12-2253
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