SAMUEL CANDEL, M.D.; MEYER A. RABINOWITZ, M.D.
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The heart is well adapted to study because of its anatomical position and the numerous expressions of its activity. It may be easily observed as to size, shape, the state of its valves and the character of muscular contraction. Its situation in the thoracic cage, surrounded as it is by air-containing viscera, makes radiographic examination possible. By expelling its contents into a closed vascular system, it builds up the arterial, capillary and venous blood pressures and succeeds in imparting motion to a column of blood, i.e., velocity. The intermittent character of its contractions makes itself evident in a pulse wave
CANDEL S, RABINOWITZ MA. BLOOD VELOCITY RATE AND VENOUS PRESSURE IN THE PROGNOSIS OF HEART DISEASE*. Ann Intern Med. 1937;10:1000–1013. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-10-7-1000
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(7):1000-1013.
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