CARL C. EPSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
A patient with rheumatic heart disease and acromegaly presented at postmortem examination an extremely large heart weighing 1,340 gm. The size of the organ was so striking as to remind an observer of hearts removed from steers in the abattoir. The case appears of sufficient interest to report in detail together with a review of the literature concerned particularly with massive cardiac hypertrophy. As Evans and White1 have stated such case reports may assist by supplying information as to etiologic factors concerned with massive cardiac enlargement, in leading to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of cardiac failure in advanced
EPSTEIN CC. EXTREME CARDIAC ENLARGEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:1387–1401. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-6-1387
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(6):1387-1401.
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