CLOYD L. DYE, M.D.; DAVID ROSENBAUM, M.D.; JOHN C. LOWE, M.D.; ROY H. BEHNKE, M.D.; PASQUALE D. GENOVESE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Thirty-two patients with cardiomegaly and heart failure for which no discernible etiology is evident are reviewed. These patients constitute a small percentage of individuals with heart disease; but this is not a rare clinical picture, as is quite evident in view of the recent literature. Over the years there has been little added to the understanding of the basic derangement that results in heart failure in these patients. It would seem that the defect lies within the myocardium. At present this assumption must be made on the basis of the histologic alterations in the myocardium in the absence of systemic
DYE CL, ROSENBAUM D, LOWE JC, BEHNKE RH, GENOVESE PD. Primary Myocardial Disease: Part I: Clinical Features. Ann Intern Med. ;58:426–441. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-3-426
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