The close relationship of orthostatic albuminuria to the cardiovascular system has frequently been emphasized, yet in a consideration of the literature one is struck by the diversity of opinions and the contrary findings of various authors. Having at our disposal the material of a large pediatric clinic and noting how frequently cases of orthostatic albuminuria presented themselves for treatment, we determined to study the hearts and blood-pressures in a number of these patients in order to see which of the previous findings we could corroborate, and also whether in the course of our work we could throw some light on the pathogenesis of these symptoms.
The present paper will deal only with our results in the examination of the heart, and we leave a consideration of the blood-pressures to a future communication.
Ever since Edel1 called attention to the cardiovascular factor as an important one in the etiology
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