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This syndrome was first described by Bernheim in 1906, and this book is written in order to acquaint the medical profession with this rare condition. It refers to a stenosis of the right ventricle accompanied by a dilatation and hypertrophy of the left ventricle and right auricle. In extreme instances, the stenosis is so great that the right ventricle appears as an appendage of the heart. Mitral and aortic insufficiencies and chronic myocarditis predispose; clinically there are signs of cardiac embarrassment, and in the electrocardiograph a left ventricular predominance is noted. The lesion can be best demonstrated at necropsy by making four transverse cuts: one through the auricles and three through the ventricles of the heart.
La estenosis dextroventricular (sindrome de Bernheim). JAMA. 1932;98(13):1111. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730390065039
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