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October 21, 1939

Troubles du myocarde dans les anémies: Etude clinique, expérimentale et pathogénique de l'insuffisance nutritive d'origine sanguine

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Par le Docteur Charles Baugé. Paper. Pp. 124, with 9 illustrations. Paris: Librairie E. Le François, 1939.

JAMA. 1939;113(17):1593. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800420067042

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This monograph, based on analysis of six case reports and seventeen animal experiments correlated with a thorough review of the literature, deals with the effect of acute hemorrhagic anemia and chronic progressive anemia on the heart. The author properly points out that the effect of anemia on the heart constitutes an important part of the clinical picture. As a result of his analyses the author states that gallop rhythm, an increase in the magnitude of the heart activity fluoroscopically, the presence of heart murmurs and low voltage and low T waves constitute the elements in chronic anemia. Occasionally, coronary electrocardiographic changes are present. This is more prevalent in the acute form. The circulatory changes are due as much to the changes in circulatory blood volume and composition of the plasma in the acute form as to the loss of hemoglobin. Transfusion is considered the most important method of treatment. The

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