ARNOLD W. SCHREIBER, M.D., D.A.B.I.M.
In Sheldon's1 classic monograph on hemochromatosis, myocardial failure is mentioned as an uncommon cause of death. Several clinical reports of hemochromatosis with cardiac abnormalities have appeared in the literature.2-9 The following case is presented to emphasize again the occurrence of these entities. In this patient, cardiac catheterization was performed.
This was the first admission of a 45 year old single white male, who entered the hospital on June 24, 1952, because of generalized edema.
For the last 15 years the patient had averaged approximately 10 12-ounce bottles of beer per day. Three weeks prior to admission, following an
SCHREIBER AW. HEMOCHROMATOSIS AND THE HEART1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1015–1021. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-1015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):1015-1021.
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