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Medical complications of cocaine abuse.
The earliest known use of cocaine, as suggested by the finding of coca leaves in the tombs of Indian mummies, was in 600 A.D.1 2 3 For centuries, the large population of Indians in Peru have chewed… Expand
Fate of the patient with the Eisenmenger syndrome.
Abstract The presence of the Eisenmenger syndrome renders any underlying shunting defect inoperable. However, little attention has been paid to the later events in the natural history of patients… Expand
Relation of acute myocardial infarction to cocaine abuse.
It is estimated that 10 million Americans have used cocaine and that 5 million use it regular1y.l Although cocaine was first introduced in 1884 as a local anesthetic, little information appeared on… Expand
CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN THE ADULT.
Abstract Events in the natural course of 310 adult patients with proved significant congenital cardiac anomalies have been reviewed to determine incidence, longevity, complications and cause of… Expand
The differentiation of pulmonic stenosis, ventricular septal defect with normal aortic root from tetralogy of Fallot
Abstract A physiologic and clinical approach has been employed to distinguish two groups of patients who were anatomically similar: one group had pulmonic stenosis, ventricular septal defect with… Expand
Cardiovascular dangers of cocaine abuse.
T he earliest known use of cocaine dates back to 600 A.D.1,2 It is estimated that 10 million Americans have used cocaine, 5 million use it regularly and another 5,000 use it for the first time each… Expand
Coexistence of Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Congenital Aortic Valvular Disease
Congenital aortic or subaortic stenosis was demonstrated in 7 of 50 patients with patent ductus arteriosus. In addition to the murmurs characteristic of each lesion and diagnostic carotid artery… Expand
Cocaine-associated myocardial ischemia.
Metabolic studies on the effects of ion exchange resins in edematous patients with cardiac and renal disease.
Abstract The effects of ion exchange resins on the metabolic balances of sodium, chloride, potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus were studied in eleven edematous patients with either cardiac or renal… Expand
Nodular panniculitis after massive prednisone therapy.
Abstract Six episodes of nodular panniculitis are described. They occurred in three patients after the end of prolonged administration of large doses of prednisone. The relationship of this syndrome… Expand