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The Clinical Diagnosis of Pulmonary Arteriosclerosis

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(5):632-644. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-5-632
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Pulmonary arteriosclerosis is rather a broad term given to a variety of changes in the pulmonary arteries. Anatomically three types of sclerosing processes are recognized. Atherosclerosis, a senile process which begins rather late in life in the lesser circulation, is always found after 70.1 It is a part of the generalized atherosclerosis found in the greater system. It is of no particular clinical importance. There are exceptions to that statement. Again, atherosclerosis is found earlier in the pulmonary system accompanying the other two types of sclerosis respectively. Arteriosclerosis in the sense of Jores2 is a compensatory phenomenon in which there


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