EUGENE BRAUNWALD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES A. CHIDSEY, M.D.; PETER E. POOL, M.D.; EDMUND H. SONNENBLICK, M.D.; JOHN ROSS JR., M.D.; DEAN T. MASON, M.D.; JAMES F. SPANN, M.D.; JAMES W. COVELL, M.D.
Dr. Eugene Braun Wald: Congestive heart failure, the subject of today's conference, is the disease state in which an abnormality of myocardial function is responsible for the heart's failure to pump blood at a rate commensurate with the body's requirements. Heart failure occurs so frequently that physicians are, in general, quite familiar with its clinical manifestations and methods of treatment. However, there is lack of agreement concerning the fundamental derangement responsible for this common disease state. Efforts to gain an understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the functional changes occurring in heart failure have constituted one of the objectives of
BRAUNWALD E, CHIDSEY CA, POOL PE, SONNENBLICK EH, ROSS J, MASON DT, et al. Congestive Heart Failure: Biochemical and Physiological Considerations: Combined Clinical Staff Conference at the National Institutes of Health. Ann Intern Med. 1966;64:904–941. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-904
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):904-941.
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