Chapter 8 - Diseases of the Heart
Introduction to Heart Diseases
Impulse of the Heart
Sounds of the Heart
Percussion Sounds
Altered Sounds of the Heart
Enlargement of the Ventricles
Dilatation of the Ventricles
Interior of Lungs, Liver, Heart, and Stomach - Diagram
Hypertrophy with Slight Dilatation
Dilatation with Slight Hypertrophy
Tumors of the Heart
Softening of the Heart
Induration of the Heart
Fatty Degeneration of the Heart
Shrinking of the Heart
Acute Inflammation of the Heart Case
Chronic Inflammation of the Heart Case
Inflammation of the Lining of the Heart
Chronic Inflammation of the Lining of the Heart
Disease of the Semi Lunar Valves
Disease of the Mitral Valves
Water in the Heart Case
Palpitation of the Heart
Neuralgia of the Heart
Polypus of the Heart
Displacement of the Heart

8.10 Dilatation with Slight Hypertrophy

Dilatation with Slight Hypertrophy.

This is an enlargement of the cavities of the heart, with a slight thickening of its walls; the dilatation being the predominant disease, or greater than hypertrophy.

Physical Signs. Percussion gives a dull sound in the region of the heart, in proportion to its size. The first beat resembles the second The second beat is louder than natural.
The impulse is a short, quick stroke, which contrasts strongly with the slower and heavier one of hypertrophy and dilatation.
The general symptoms and the treatment are a modification of those of the two disease united in it. It is, however, to be kept in mind that the dilatation takes the lead; and, furnishing the predominant symptoms, is specially to be regarded in the treatment.

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