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Fahr believes that if dilatation of the heart, dyspnea on exertion, anasarca of the dependent portions of the body, passive congestion of the liver, and edema of the lungs are symptoms of heart failure, then heart failure of greater or less degree is not very infrequent in myxedema. If the complete or nearly complete relief of these symptoms by medication with thyroid extract in amount sufficient to bring the basal metabolism up to normal and to cause the myxedema to disappear is evidence that both the myxedema and the heart failure have the same cause, namely, thyroid deficiency, then the
Myxedema Heart.. Ann Intern Med. ;1:740–741. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-9-740_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;1(9):740-741.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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