EDWARD L. PERRY, M.D.; RALPH G. FLEMING, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JESSE E. EDWARDS, M.D.
Recently Saphir, Katz and Gore1 stressed that the myocardial lesions in subacute bacterial endocarditis may be of more than academic interest. With the possibility of eliminating the infecting organisms by the use of the antibiotics, the myocardium comes into focus as a potential source of cardiac failure in the patient who responds satisfactorily from the point of view of infection.
The primary purposes of the study here reported were to determine the nature and frequency of myocardial lesions in cases in which the patients had died of subacute bacterial endocarditis, and to ascertain the effect of penicillin therapy upon the
PERRY EL, FLEMING RG, EDWARDS JE. MYOCARDIAL LESIONS IN SUBACUTE BACTERIAL ENDOCARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:126–137. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-1-126
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(1):126-137.
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