EUGENE BRAUNWALD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM C. ROBERTS, M.D.; ALLAN GOLDBLATT, M.D.; MAURICE M. AYGEN, M.D.; S. DAVID ROCKOFF, M.D.; JOSEPH W. GILBERT, M.D.
Dr. Eugene Braunwald: The region of the aortic valve is the last point passed by the blood in its course through the heart and lungs. As long as the functions of the left ventricle and left atrium are well maintained, obstruction to left ventricular outflow may be extremely severe without the clinical manifestations of heart failure, which tend to occur earlier in the course of the disease, when the obstruction exists at a point upstream to the aortic valve. As a consequence, the relationships between the physiological and clinical abnormalities that exist in patients with obstruction to left ventricular outflow
Learn more about subscription options.
Register Now for a free account.
BRAUNWALD E, ROBERTS WC, GOLDBLATT A, AYGEN MM, ROCKOFF SD, GILBERT JW. Aortic Stenosis: Physiological, Pathological, and Clinical Concepts: Combined Clinical Staff Conference at the National Institutes of Health. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:494–522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-3-494
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(3):494-522.
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use
This PDF is available to Subscribers Only