The history of the evolution of the knowledge about the diagnosis and the pathogenetic aspects of heart failure: From the Egyptians to James Mackenzie.

@article{Bestetti2020TheHO,
  title={The history of the evolution of the knowledge about the diagnosis and the pathogenetic aspects of heart failure: From the Egyptians to James Mackenzie.},
  author={Reinaldo Bulgarelli Bestetti and Augusto Cardinalli-Neto and Luc{\'e}lio Bernardes Couto},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2020}
}
The recognition of the syndrome of heart failure (HF) dates back to the Egyptians, although it is still a mystery how they did that because they had an erroneous notion of the blood flow. Some cardinal aspects of the clinical picture of HF were associated with cardiac disease 1600 years later. Dyspnea was associated with cardiac disease in 1000 CE by Avicenna; pedal edema was associated with cardiac disease by Pawl in 1615. Lower associated dyspnea with pedal edema in 1669, and Bonet associated… Expand
2 Citations
Effects of intravenous furosemide plus small‐volume hypertonic saline solutions on markers of heart failure
TLDR
Patients treated with high-dose furosemide + HSS compared with controls treated with furoSemide alone showed a comparable degree of reduction in the serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6, soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2), and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in the 'between-group' analysis. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 60 REFERENCES
Ippolito Albertini and Michael Albertus: Disparate Old and Innovative Theories on Dropsy and Edema
The concept of edema and dropsy as a part of heart and renal failure developed in the 17th and 18th centuries with the observations of Albertini, who realized that two clinical entities were derivedExpand
Evolving concepts of heart failure: cooling furnace, malfunctioning pump, enlarging muscle--Part I.
  • A. Katz
  • Medicine
  • Journal of cardiac failure
  • 1997
TLDR
An appreciation of the evolving concepts of heart failure will help the reader meet today's challenge of incorporating new information from molecular biology that holds the key to further progress in understanding the causes and therapy of this syndrome. Expand
Forensic Analysis Reveals Acute Decompensation of Chronic Heart Failure in a 3500‐Year‐Old Egyptian Dignitary
TLDR
This work investigates the complete head and lung remnants of a 3,500‐year‐old Egyptian dignitary by radiological, microscopic, and genetic approaches and proposes that acute decompensation complicating chronic cardiac insufficiency was the likely cause of death. Expand
Evolving concepts of heart failure: cooling furnace, malfunctioning pump, enlarging muscle. Part II: Hypertrophy and dilatation of the failing heart.
  • A. Katz
  • Medicine
  • Journal of cardiac failure
  • 1998
TLDR
This generally forgotten chapter in the history of cardiology was stimulated by reliance on the postmortem examination, which, until recently, had been the gold standard in clinical research to define mechanistic connections between pathological anatomy, clinical signs and symptoms, and hemodynamic abnormalities. Expand
Diseases of the Heart
TLDR
It is proposed to give here a brief description of the principles underlying this method of study, in order that the reader may the more readily appreciate the nature and symptoms of heart failure. Expand
Development of Anatomophysiologic Knowledge Regarding the Cardiovascular System: From Egyptians to Harvey
TLDR
The resurgence of dissection of the human body in Europe in the 14th century was associated with the revival of the knowledge pertaining to the CVS, and the main findings were the description of pulmonary circulation by Servetus, the anatomical discoveries of Vesalius, the demonstration ofmonary circulation by Colombo, andThe discovery of valves in veins by Fabricius. Expand
The neurohormonal hypothesis: a theory to explain the mechanism of disease progression in heart failure.
  • M. Packer
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • 1992
TLDR
Observations support the formulation of a neurohormonal hypothesis of heart failure and provide the basis for the development of novel therapeutic strategies in the next decade. Expand
The Heart and Its Diseases, with Their Treatment
The first tiling which strikes us, on looking through this really important and interesting book, is that the methods of physical diagnosis of heart disease are treated after a rather cursoryExpand
Bloodletting as a cure for dropsy: heart failure down the ages.
TLDR
Although bloodletting, purgatives, cauterization, and Southey tubes were drastic, their use demonstrated that physicians were not powerless to help people with severe heart failure. Expand
Edema in the Corpus Hippocraticum
TLDR
Analysis of the collection of ancient Greek treatises ascribed to Hippocrates determines whether or not edema can be traced, and recognizes some symptoms of edema in those called oidêma (swelling) and udrôps (dropsy) in the oldest treatises of the Corpus. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...