JULIUS G. PARKER, M.D.; LEONARD FELDER, M.D.
This is a description of a series of cases in which jaundice was present as the result of heart failure. The occurrence of jaundice in cardiac insufficiency is usually considered secondary to a recent infarct of the lung, spleen or kidney. Jaundice occurring in heart failure without infarction of these organs has been insufficiently emphasized. Recognition of this entity has become particularly important since the widespread use of anticoagulants in the therapy of embolic complications of heart disease. In the presence of jaundice due primarily to severe liver disease in cardiac failure, the use of anticoagulant drugs is not indicated.
PARKER JG, FELDER L. JAUNDICE IN CARDIAC FAILURE WITHOUT INFARCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1031–1036. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-5-1031
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(5):1031-1036.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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