WILLIAM DOCK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
When the estimation of arterial pressure became a routine clinical method, it was at once noted that in cases of congestive heart failure, or cardiac decompensation, arterial pressure often remained abnormally high up to the time of death. Indeed, Sahli noted that in some patients a rise in arterial pressure occurred with the development of failure and that a fall resulted from treatment successfully directed to restoring cardiac compensation.1 It also was apparent on the most superficial study of elderly patients with heart failure precipitated by Graves' disease that the total volume flow of blood under basal conditions must be
DOCK W. HEART FAILURE: THE RELATION OF SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS TO ITS SEVERITY AND DURATION(HEART FAILURE: THE RELATION OF SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS TO ITS SEVERITY AND DURATION*). Ann Intern Med. 1948;29:11–21. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-1-11
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(1):11-21.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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