Syphilitic Heart Disease with Failure.. Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:973-974. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-9-973
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(9):973-974.
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This analysis is based on the study of fifty-six cases admitted to the University of Virginia Hospital between July, 1923 and July, 1927. All of the cases had heart failure and were diagnosed syphilis of the heart or aorta. Syphilis was considered the primary etiological factor; this was proved by autopsy in some of the cases, but in most of them the diagnosis was based on clinical and laboratory data. The cases of heart disease showing what was considered an incidental syphilitic infection and those in which it was thought to be of secondary importance were discarded. In addition to
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