GEORGE W. COVEY, F.A.C.P.
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Lesions affecting the lesser circulation occur less frequently than those of the systemic. There is less chance of direct observation of these lesions, and the diagnosis of the conditions must be made by less direct methods than is the case where one is dealing with the commoner cardiovascular diseases.
It is customary to speak of right or left heart failure but such statements require a certain amount of mental reservation because of the closely integrated and interdependent functions of the lesser and greater circulations. Any degree of failure of either one immediately jeopardizes the anatomical and functional integrity of the
COVEY GW. CHRONIC COR PULMONALE WITH REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:851–857. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-5-851
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(5):851-857.
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