SAMUEL A. LOEWENBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Garvin1 reawakened interest in the subject of functional aortic insufficiency by citing 14 cases that came to autopsy. An analysis of his cases reveals that he included in this category patients who had a diastolic aortic murmur during life, but who showed no crippling of the aortic valves at autopsy. Among this group, the majority presented definite arteriosclerotic changes and several had a double aortic murmur.
Of the 14 cases reported all but three (cases 4, 5, and 12) had high diastolic pressures: thus, case 2 had a diastolic pressure of 110; case 3, 110; case 6, 96; case 7,
LOEWENBERG SA. A VALUABLE SIGN IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF FUNCTIONAL AORTIC INSUFFICIENCY1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:991–992. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-6-991
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(6):991-992.
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