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Aortic Insufficiency Due to Rupture By Strain of a Normal Aortic Valve.

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By HOWARD C. P.. . (The Canadian Medical Association Journal. , July, 1928; , p. 12.).

Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(1):113-115. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-2-1-113_2
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Rupture of the healthy mitral and tricuspid valves due to injury from external causes has been known to pathologists since the time of Marat and Corvisart, but the earliest recorded case of rupture of the aortic valve is one by Plenderleath in the London Medical Gazette for 1820. In a careful search of the literature Howard has found but 112 cases, to which his own case added makes 113, of instances of rupture of a healthy or diseased aortic valve from muscular effort or trauma. Since the textbooks and reference works of the day practically ignore this condition or refer


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