H. WARSHAWSKY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WM. ABRAMSON
The earliest recorded case of calcified stenosed aortic valve is that reported by Bonet in 1679 included in a series of case reports with autopsies; this was a postmortem finding in a Parisian tailor who dropped dead in the street.1
Calcareous aortic stenosis has been the subject of considerable discussion for many years. As a result, it has become a well-recognized clinical entity which is, however, frequently undiagnosed because of the scarcity or absence of subjective symptoms. Objectively, there is often a dearth of physical signs, so that the condition becomes recognized only at postmortem examination. A fairly recent development
WARSHAWSKY H, ABRAMSON W. COMPLETE HEART BLOCK IN CALCAREOUS AORTIC STENOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:1040–1045. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-6-1040
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(6):1040-1045.
Cardiology, Rhythm Disorders and Devices, Valvular Heart Disease.
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