THEODORE H. NOEHREN, M.D.; FRANK W. MCKEE, M.D.
Some time ago a man died in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, with a provocative clinical history and postmortem findings. The man had enjoyed excellent health until his last five or six years, when there were signs and symptoms of cardiac insufficiency. He finally died in decompensation. At postmortem examination, however, his heart was anatomically normal.
The patient, a white man aged 51 years, was admitted to the Rochester General Hospital on May 17, 1936. His chief complaint was of a hernia in the inguinal region. He stated that his general health had always been good,
NOEHREN TH, MCKEE FW. CARDIAC FAILURE IN A "NORMAL" HEART(CARDIAC FAILURE IN A "NORMAL" HEART*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1485–1494. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1485
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1485-1494.
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