DANIEL PORTE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The value of early diagnosis of heart disease is well recognized. When cardiac conditions are detected in the earliest possible stages, the course of the disease may be arrested or retarded and the patient permitted to live a useful life within the limits of his capacity. Unfortunately, our present diagnostic aids are not sufficiently sensitive to reveal all latent abnormalities which may later lead to acute or chronic heart disease. Therefore, negative findings from cardiac examination cannot be considered a guarantee of absence of heart disease. However, positive findings are of great value in revealing the need for a therapeutic
PORTE D. DETECTION OF HEART DISEASE IN A MASS CHEST X-RAY SURVEY FOR TUBERCULOSIS CASE-FINDING1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:603–606. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-2-603
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(2_Part_2):603-606.
Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Prevention/Screening, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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