MILTON R. HEJTMANCIK, M.D.; JAMES Y. BRADFIELD JR., M.D.; GEORGE R. HERRMANN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Heart disease has long been known as a frequent complicating factor and a common cause of exitus in acromegaly. Only nine years after the recognition of the features of acromegaly by Marie1 in 1886, Huchard2 reported cardiac enlargement in the clinical and autopsy findings of three patients with the disease. Fournier3 drew particular attention to the features of cardiac failure in a series of 25 patients, pointing out the frequent association of cardiomegaly with hypertrophy of all the viscera. Similar reports, consisting usually of one or two cases, have appeared from time to time in the French and German literature,
HEJTMANCIK MR, BRADFIELD JY, HERRMANN GR. ACROMEGALY AND THE HEART: A CLINICAL AND PATHOLOGIC STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:1445–1456. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-6-1445
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(6):1445-1456.
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