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Heart Disease in the Tropics
1st Edition - January 1, 1935
Author: H. O. Gunewardene
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Heart Disease in the Tropics indicates features in cardio-vascular diseases induced by tropical conditions and by diseases peculiar to the tropics. The book provides chapters… Read more
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Heart Disease in the Tropics indicates features in cardio-vascular diseases induced by tropical conditions and by diseases peculiar to the tropics. The book provides chapters that discuss the incidence of heart disease in the tropics; the cardio-vascular phenomena in tropical conditions; the cardiac complications of ankylostoma infection, rheumatic heart disease, diabetes, diphtheria, syphilis, and high blood pressure; and signs and symptoms of cardio-vascular diseases and therapeutic considerations. Cardiologists, physicians, and medical researchers will find the text insightful.
DedicationPrefaceChapter I. The Incidence of Heart Disease in the TropicsChapter II. Cardio-Vascular Phenomena in Tropical conditionsChapter III. The Cardiac Complications of Ankylostoma Infection with Special Reference to a Presystolic Murmur occurring in these CasesChapter IV. Rheumatic Heart Disease, Diabetes, Diphtheria, and Syphilis 1. Rheumatic Heart Disease 2. Diabetes 3. Diphtheria 4. SyphilisChapter V. High Blood PressureChapter VI. Some Signs and Symptoms 1. CEdema of Legs 2. BreathlessnessChapter VII. Some Therapeutic Considerations. 1. The Digitalis Group 2. Oxygen and Potassium Iodide 3. The HillsIndex