SIDNEY W. ROSEN, M.D.; JACQUES CHAMBERLAIN, M.D.; LEONARD BERG, M. D.
Primary pulmonary hypertension is still a rare condition. However, since the introduction of cardiac catheterization1 it has been described more frequently. Until 1941 only 20 cases had been considered to meet the criteria for this diagnosis as established by Brenner in 1935.2a, b, c, d, e In 1951 Dresdale3 reported four cases seen over a two-year period in a 500-bed general hospital.
The disease should be suspected in a patient who has had a recent onset of dyspnea accompanied by weakness and syncope on exertion.4 Pain of the anginal type has occasionally been described. Examination reveals a greatly accentuated second
ROSEN SW, CHAMBERLAIN J, BERG L. PRIMARY PULMONARY HYPERTENSION: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;51:390–398. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-2-390
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(2):390-398.
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