Disturbances of the Heart

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Author: Oliver T. Osborne

Endocarditis

It should be understood that especially in acute conditions a positive separation of endocarditis from myocarditis is incorrect. Acute endocarditis can probably not occur without some inyocarditis, and myocarditis probably does not occur without some endocardial disturbance and perhaps some pericardial irritation. This is especially true in endocarditis which occurs during any acute infection, even in rheumatism. The greater the amount of pericarditis, the more serious is the acute condition. The greater the amount of myocarditis, the more doubtful is the heart strength in the near future. The greater the amount of endocarditis, the greater the doubt of freedom from future permanent valvular lesions.

Endocarditis may be divided into: acute mild (simple) endocarditis, acute malignant (ulcerative, infective) endocarditis, chronic endocarditis and valvular disease.

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Chicago: Oliver T. Osborne, "Endocarditis," Disturbances of the Heart, ed. Bryant Conant, James and trans. Babington, B. G. (Benjamin Guy), 1794-1866 in Disturbances of the Heart Original Sources, accessed July 18, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51B44E5WYE7WFFY.

MLA: Osborne, Oliver T. "Endocarditis." Disturbances of the Heart, edited by Bryant Conant, James, and translated by Babington, B. G. (Benjamin Guy), 1794-1866, in Disturbances of the Heart, Original Sources. 18 Jul. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51B44E5WYE7WFFY.

Harvard: Osborne, OT, 'Endocarditis' in Disturbances of the Heart, ed. and trans. . cited in , Disturbances of the Heart. Original Sources, retrieved 18 July 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=51B44E5WYE7WFFY.