PETER J. MCNAMARA, M.D.; WALTER H. JACOBS, M.D.; ROBERT J. JAFFE, M.D.
Idiopathic cardiac hypertrophy represents a group of cases that have been described under various headings; these include "Cardiac Hypertrophy of Unknown Etiology in Young Adults,"1, 2, 3 "Myocardial Disease of Obscure Origin,"4, 5 "Fibrosis of the Endocardium and the Myocardium with Mural Thrombosis,"6 and "Cardiovascular Collagenosis with Parietal Endocardial Fibrosis."7 Friedberg8 suggests that many of these cases appear to represent an adult form of endocardial fibroelastosis.
The case report which follows is an example of idiopathic cardiac hypertrophy. It is of interest because, to our knowledge, it is the first case report of a patient initially seen with no abnormal
MCNAMARA PJ, JACOBS WH, JAFFE RJ. IDIOPATHIC CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY WITH ENDOMYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS: REPORT OF A CASE DEVELOPING AFTER RECOVERY FROM A PURULENT LUNG ABSCESS*. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1035–1045. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-1035
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(4):1035-1045.
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