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January 1943

El corazon y la circulacion en los hipertiroideos.

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By Héctor Gotta, M.D. Pp. 103, with 13 plates. Buenos Aires: Sebastian Amorrortu e Hijos, 1938.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(1):133-134. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210010139010

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Abstract

The author has prepared this book as a contribution to the study of the unsolved problems of hyperthyroidism. Its nine chapters begin with a study of the precordial area of patients who have hyperthyroidism, a study which in 1938 was published as a paper in the Archives of Internal Medicine (Gotta, H.: Size and Shape of the Heart in Hyperthyroidism, Arch. Int. Med.41:860 [June] 1938). In the second chapter the shape of the heart of patients who have exophthalmic goiter is considered. The author finds that 33 per cent of patients with this disorder have a prominent left middle arc as an outstanding abnormal feature in the general configuration of the heart. This percentage decreases as age progresses, and the abnormality never has been noted to appear during the course of the disease or to disappear after complete recovery of the patient. Therefore, it must be considered to

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