JAMES H. CURRENS, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The treatment of many patients with cardiac dropsy has been discouraging in the past in spite of the use of digitalis and mercurial diuretics which oftentimes give striking temporary improvement. In the majority of patients with congestive failure resulting from hypertensive and coronary heart disease, however, experience has shown that edema and dyspnea return with monotonous regularity even though activities are kept at a minimum. In the past few years the importance of a low sodium dietary intake has become increasingly apparent as a means of preventing the re-appearance of all the signs of congestive heart failure, particularly among the
CURRENS JH, WHITE PD. GREAT REDUCTION IN HEART SIZE ATTENDING THE CLEARING OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE IN A MAN WITH HYPERTENSIVE AND CORONARY HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:912–917. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-5-912
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(5):912-917.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Failure.
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