W. RAAB, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Most of the non-congenital and non-infectious forms of heart disease are generally attributed to mechanical factors, such as the "burden," "load," "strain" of high blood pressure in "hypertensive" heart disease or to impairment of coronary blood flow in "arteriosclerotic" heart disease. In either one of these conditions a relative or absolute deficiency of the myocardial oxygen supply is believed to exist and to contribute essentially to functional and ultimately structural lesions of the heart.
Little or no emphasis is being put on the fact that the typical clinical features of "hypertensive" heart disease are not infrequently found without hypertension and
RAAB W. ADRENO-SYMPATHOGENIC HEART DISEASE (NEUROHORMONAL FACTORS IN PATHOGENESIS AND TREATMENT)1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:1010–1039. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-5-1010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(5):1010-1039.
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