EUGENE H. DRAKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The cardiac effects of marked deformity of the chest, of chronic bronchitis and of emphysema have been known for many years. New interest in the interrelationship of diseases of the lungs and heart followed the clinical description of acute cor pulmonale and the observed frequency of pulmonary infarction. Cardiac catheterization has recently shown that the postulated pulmonary hypertension actually exists in those diseases of the lungs which bring strain upon the right side of the heart.1
Chronic pulmonary heart disease is not uncommon. Spain and Handler2 have described the findings at autopsy in 60 cases of chronic cor pulmonale unaccompanied
DRAKE EH. CORONARY SCLEROSIS AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:600–607. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-600
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(3):600-607.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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