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A Case of Pregnancy Complicated by Cardiac Decompensation and Anemia Gravidarum

Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(6):608-610. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-6-608
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During the past few years the attention of both obstetricians and internists has been actively engaged by the problem of cardiac disease in pregnant women. Some interest has developed also in that curious type of essential anemia which is occasionally associated with the pregnant state. It seems worth while, therefore, to record a case which presented both of these complications, each in a severe form.

REPORT OF CASE: Mrs. C. B., an Italian housewife of 36, entered the Waltham Hospital on February 1, 1928, early in the eighth month of her fourth pregnancy.The only significant item in her past


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