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Studies of the incidence of chronic cor pulmonale in various parts of the world have been handicapped by disagreements and inconsistencies in diagnostic terminology and standards. To clear away these obstacles, a WHO Expert Committee, with Dr. Dickinson Richards as Chairman, compiled a complete classification of cor pulmonale by causative diseases, and a simplified one for the International Classification of Diseases.
Most of this brief monograph is concerned with standards for the clinical recognition of chronic cor pulmonale given under these headings: diagnostic indications of right ventricular hypertrophy in pulmonary diseases; definition and diagnosis of pulmonary diseases with special reference
Chronic Cor Pulmonale: Report of an Expert Committee. World Health Organization Technical Report Series No. 213.. Ann Intern Med. ;55:542. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-3-542_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(3):542.
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