LAURENCE E. HINES, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JORDAN T. HUNT, M.D.
The pathological changes of pulmonary infarction were known to Laennec, but he failed to recognize the relationship between embolism and infarction and called the condition "pulmonary apoplexy." Later, in 1856, Virchow pointed out the rôle of the embolus as the cause of lung infarcts. Over a period of many years numerous clinical, pathological, and experimental studies have established an accepted anatomical and clinical picture for pulmonary infarction. The typical pathological appearance of the lesion cannot be disputed. The necessary rôle of impaired pulmonary circulation in the development of the disease is also well established. The well known clinical syndrome seems
HINES LE, HUNT JT. PULMONARY INFARCTION IN HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:644–647. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-4-644
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(4):644-647.
Cardiology, Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Venous Thromboembolism.
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