MILTON PLOTZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The object of the experiments to be reported here was to elucidate some of the problems associated with the dyspnea of heart disease. Specifically, we wanted to learn something of the mechanism of the wheezing sometimes found in heart disease, to study the vital capacity in this type of heart failure and in that associated with basal râles, to study the effect of venesection on the vital capacity in such cases and to study as far as possible the expiration time and the velocity of expiration in heart disease.
The fact that cardiac asthma may simulate bronchial asthma closely has
PLOTZ M. BRONCHIAL SPASM IN CARDIAC ASTHMA1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:521–525. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-4-521
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(4):521-525.
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