J. P. MELVIN JR., M.D.
The subject of heart disease complicated by pregnancy has been one of considerable interest for many years and a voluminous literature has been devoted to its discussion.1, 2, 3 The reverse of this problem; namely, that of pregnancy complicated by heart disease of the usual etiological types,4, 5 is an everyday one and certainly deserving of much consideration. However, that the puerperium may sometimes be complicated by a type of heart disease that bears a definite relationship to pregnancy, the puerperal period or both; that possesses a definite clinico-pathological character, and that features a prognosis quite different from the usual
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MELVIN JP. POST-PARTAL HEART DISEASE(POST-PARTAL HEART DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:596–609. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-4-596
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(4):596-609.
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