JOHN S. LADUE, M.D., PH.D.
Congestive heart failure has long been recognized as a distressing complication of acute glomerulonephritis,1 but only recently has the frequency of this complication been appreciated.
Murphy2 reports cardiac insufficiency in 17 per cent of 94 cases, Marcolongo3 in 40 per cent of 80 cases, Ellis4 in 20 per cent of 100 cases, Master5 in 33 per cent of 24 cases, Rubin6 in 25 per cent of 55 cases, and Whitehill7 in 71 per cent of 138 cases. Several case reports conclusively demonstrating the occurrence of congestive heart failure during acute glomerulonephritis have been published.8, 9, 10
Various explanations of the
LADUE JS. THE RÔLE OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE IN THE PRODUCTION OF THE EDEMA OF ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:405–422. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-405
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(3):405-422.
Cardiology, Heart Failure, Nephrology.
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