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October 2, 1926

Neue klinische Gesichtspunkte zur Lehre vom Asthma cardiale,

JAMA. 1926;87(14):1149. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680140067037

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This is an attempt to explain some of the still obscure phenomena of cardiac asthma. The author regards this type of asthma as due, not to a giving out of the right heart, but rather to a functional insufficiency of the left ventricle and the direct influence of such insufficiency on the greater circulation and the central nervous system. This theme he supports by appeal to clinical, physiologic and pathologic facts. There is much of argument, often drawn out to tiresome length. Those interested in this subject, especially from its theoretical point of view, will find the work well worth study.

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