CHARLES SCHUMAN, M.D.; HENRY G. SIMMONS, M.D.
The voluminous reports bearing upon the pathogenesis of cardiac asthma, its relationship to bronchial asthma and the value of aminophylline in therapy present basic disagreements regarding both the statistical evaluation and the theoretic concepts. In an effort to clarify some aspects of these rather controversial subjects, a group of cases was collected for study. We were particularly concerned with the circulation times and the clinical response to intravenous aminophylline therapy as a suitable means of approach. The statistical summations are complemented by theoretic consideration when necessary.
The cases were selected from approximately 2,000 bronchial asthma and cardiac admissions to the
SCHUMAN C, SIMMONS HG. CARDIAC ASTHMA: ITS PATHOGENESIS AND RESPONSE TO AMINOPHYLLINE1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:864–872. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-864
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):864-872.
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