The Modern Treatment Of Diseases Of The Heart (volume 1)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byDujardin-beaumetz

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. HEART TONICS. Summary.--Non Compensated Diseases of the Heart--Heart Tonics--Direct Action on the Heart--Innervation of the Heart--Digitalis--Its Physiological Action--Its Advantages and Dangers--Digitaline and Digitalis--Preparations and Doses of Digitalis--Administration of Digitalis--Digitaline--Pills, Infusions, and Tinctures, of Digitalis--Means of Introduction of Digitalis--Hypodermic Injections--Cataplasms, Frictions and Lavements of Digitalis--Indications and Contraindications for Digitalis--Convallaria--Bromide of Potassium--Coffee and Caffeine--Strychnine. Gentlemen: You have seen from the previous lecture that it is chiefly on hygiene that the physician must rely to oppose the progress of mitral affections when they are said to be compensated. Something more, however, than hygiene is needed when, on account of the heart muscle being inadequate to perform its task, the first symptoms of mechanical troubles of the circulation appear. Medicinal treatment then becomes imperative to meet the numerous distressing complications which arise. To the disorders pertaining to the heart, the intermittences of the pulse, palpitations etc., are soon added disturbances on the part of the lesser circulation, dyspnoea makes its appearance, the mechanical perturbations augment, and soon the patient presents all the signs of the heart affection at its maximum. To combat these symptoms, the physician possesses therapeutic means which mainly fulfil the following indications: To raise and augment the tonicity of the heart, to promote the disappearance of the serosity which tends to accumulate in the cellular tissue, and to oppose the various local congestions which arise. We shall take up each of these heads in its turn, and we will begin with one of the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. HEART TONICS. Summary.--Non Compensated Diseases of the Heart--Heart Tonics--Direct Action on the Heart--Innervati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217357652

ISBN - 13:9780217357654

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