D. J. MACINTOSH, M.D.; J. C. SINNOTT, M.D.; I. G. MILNE, M.D.; E. A. S. REID, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Patients with mitral stenosis frequently exhibit extensive structural changes in the lungs as a result of that disease.1, 2 All components of the pulmonary vascular bed may be affected to variable degrees, and alterations of an edematous and fibrotic nature are commonly observed in the alveolar membrane.
The extent to which these pulmonary changes influence the clinical picture in mitral stenosis is not clear. The studies of pulmonary function reported in the literature3, 4, 5, 7, 13 show moderate deviations from the normal but have contributed little either to a basic understanding of the disease or to the clinical management
MACINTOSH DJ, SINNOTT JC, MILNE IG, REID EAS. SOME ASPECTS OF DISORDERED PULMONARY FUNCTION IN MITRAL STENOSIS12. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:1294–1304. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1294
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(6):1294-1304.
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