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

8.9 Hypertrophy with Slight Dilatation

Hypertrophy with Slight Dilatation.

THIS is one of the most common complications of heart disease. It consists both in a thickening of the walls of the heart, and an enlargement of the cavities, the former being more marked than the latter.

Physical Signs. Both sounds are louder than in any other disease of the heart, and are heard sometimes over the whole chest. The impulse is strong and heaving, with an abrupt back stroke. In bad cases, the whole person, and even the bed, is shaken by it. The dull sound on percussion covers a large space.

General Symptoms. The same as those of the two diseases of which it is composed, slightly modified by the action of each upon the other.

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