GEORGE FAHR; JAY DAVIS
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It cannot be said that all of the factors possibly associated with the development of chronic nonvalvular heart disease have been adequately investigated. We have very good evidence that long continued high blood pressure will lead to failure of the left ventricle. We also know that arteriosclerosis of the coronary arteries leads to thrombosis and infarction of the heart with sudden death or acute onset of heart failure. Coronary sclerosis also very frequently leads to chronic heart failure through inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. In as far as we are aware, the effect of generalized arteriosclerosis upon the
FAHR G, DAVIS J. The Effect of General Systemic Arteriosclerosis Upon the Heart and the Systemic Circulation*†. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:211–216. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-4-3-211
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(3):211-216.
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