WILHELM DRESSLER, M.D.; ROBERT PFEIFFER, M.D.
Cardiac aneurysm is not a rare finding on postmortem examination. Clinicians of the older generations were well aware of this and, in view of the seriousness of the condition, their eager search for clinical signs and symptoms by which it might be recognized during life was easily understandable.
Beginning with the middle of the last century, numerous medical reports are available, referring particularly to the findings by physical examination. amination. Huchard1 suggested that a very large area of cardiac dullness in subjects affected by arteriosclerosis might point towards the existence of a cardiac aneurysm. Abnormal sounds and musical murmurs,
DRESSLER W, PFEIFFER R. CARDIAC ANEURYSM: A Report of Ten Cases1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:100–121. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-1-100
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