NORMAN H. BOYER, M.D.; C. EDWARD LEACH, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In a previous study1 the underlying causes and precipitating factors in 1000 patients with congestive heart failure were analyzed, and in 748 patients followed for three months or longer the immediate prognosis was appraised. Patients who died or who remained in failure at rest during the minimal three months' follow-up period were considered together as a single group and designated as having a poor outcome. The results of this study indicated that the immediate prognosis was, in general, independent of the underlying type of heart disease. The precipitating cause of failure, however, played an important röle in prognosticating the outcome,
BOYER NH, LEACH CE, WHITE PD. THE IMMEDIATE PROGNOSIS OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE(THE IMMEDIATE PROGNOSIS OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE*). Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:2210–2219. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-12-2210
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(12):2210-2219.
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