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The methods referred to in the preceding abstract were used in a study of the effect of digitalis on the volume output and size of the heart in heart failure. A small group of patients, among whom were included examples of arteriosclerotic, luetic and rheumatic heart disease, with and without disturbances of rhythm, gave results indicating that in the presence of heart failure (1) the cardiac output diminishes. (2) With the administration of digitalis (a) the cardiac output increases; (b) the cardiac size diminishes; (c) the ventricular rate decreases both when the rhythm is normal and in the presence of
Effect of Giving Digitalis on the Volume Output of the Heart and its Size in Heart Failure.. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:944. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-7-944_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(7):944.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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