GEORGE FAHR, M.D.; IRVING ERSHLER, M.D.
One often hears eminent clinicians state that cardiac edema is due to increased permeability of the walls of the capillaries consequent to oxygen deficiency or to stasis within these vessels. This, despite the fact that not infrequently the oxygen content of the venous blood from the edematous limb shows no very marked reduction; and marked reduction in oxygen content of the venous blood as in the cyanotic group of congenital heart disease, may not be associated with edema throughout a period of many years. Even more marked degrees of oxygen reduction are far from the anoxemia levels at which capillary
FAHR G, ERSHLER I. STUDIES OF THE FACTORS CONCERNED IN EDEMA FORMATION. II. THE HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE IN THE CAPILLARIES DURING EDEMA FORMATION IN RIGHT HEART FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:798–810. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-5-798
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(5):798-810.
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