BAKER LYLE A., M.D., F.A.C.P.; DAVID MUSGRAVE, M.D.
Few studies have been made of mitral stenosis in persons who have passed middle life, although many excellent papers have been published on the natural history and course of rheumatic heart disease in over-all age groups and in young people. In only a few of these writings has the material been so arranged that information pertaining to older patients is available. We have found no paper which confines itself to mitral stenosis as the only existingvalvular lesion in patients of advanced age. Boas and Perla1 discussed mitral stenosis after 50 but included combined valvular lesions. For a numberof years, one
LYLE A. B, MUSGRAVE D. A STUDY OF MITRAL STENOSIS IN PATIENTS WHO SURVIVED THE AGE OF FIFTY(A STUDY OF MITRAL STENOSIS IN PATIENTS WHO SURVIVED THE AGE OF FIFTY*). Ann Intern Med. 1947;26:901–913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-6-901
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(6):901-913.
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