GEORGE G. READER; BRUNO J. ROMEO; BRUCE WEBSTER; WALSH MCDERMOTT
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The course of syphilitic aortic insufficiency is generally believed to be rapidly progressive.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Death from cardiac failure is said to occur 12 to 36 months after the discovery of the lesion,7 although Grant8 in a study of 1,000 cardiac patients showed that the 10-year case fatality rate of syphilis of the aortic valve is only 64 per cent. It has been reported that antisyphilitic therapy doubles the life expectancy in this disease.3
In a previous study from this clinic9 of a large group of patients with aortic valvular syphilis, it was observed that current prognostic
READER GG, ROMEO BJ, WEBSTER B, et al. THE PROGNOSIS OF SYPHILITIC AORTIC INSUFFICIENCY*. Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:584–595. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-27-4-584
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(4):584-595.
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