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August 1935

PATHOLOGY OF THE VESSELS OF THE PULMONARY CIRCULATIONPART I

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1935;56(2):211-237. doi:10.1001/archinte.1935.03920020003001
Abstract

CONTENTS 

  • Anatomic considerations

  • Normal histology of the pulmonary vessels

    • Stem of the pulmonary artery

    • Large branches

    • Small muscular branches

    • Arterioles and venules

    • Capillaries

    • Veins

  • Pathologic physiology

    • Action of drugs: epinephrine, acetylcholine, histamine, pituitary extract and digitalis

    • Emphysema

    • Fibrosis of the lungs

    • Pleural adhesions

    • Heart failure

    • Other functions of the lungs

  • Diseases of the pulmonary vessels

    • Historical introduction

  • Scheme of present investigation

    • Classification of diseases of the pulmonary vessels

  • Secondary pulmonary vascular sclerosis

    • Classification of the conditions

    • Incidence

    • Gross appearances

      • Dilatation

      • Atherosclerosis

      • Distribution of sclerosis

  • Microscopic changes

    • Grading of lesions

    • Stem of the pulmonary artery

    • Large elastic arteries

    • Small muscular arteries

    • Arterioles and venules

    • Capillaries

    • Small veins

    • Large intrapulmonary veins

    • Main extrapulmonary pulmonary veins

    • Muscularity of veins

    • Systemic vessels

  • Distribution of sclerosis

  • Changes in the heart

  • Etiology of secondary sclerosis

  • Symptoms

  • Primary pulmonary vascular sclerosis

    • Incidence

      • Gross appearances

      • Microscopic changes

      • Symptoms

      • Diagnosis

      • Pathogenesis

        • Nature of vascular changes

        • Relationship to right

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