Heart Disease in the Tropics

Heart Disease in the Tropics

1st Edition - January 1, 1935

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  • Author: H. O. Gunewardene
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195117

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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.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication


    Chapter I. The Incidence of Heart Disease in the Tropics

    Chapter II. Cardio-Vascular Phenomena in Tropical conditions

    Chapter III. The Cardiac Complications of Ankylostoma Infection with Special Reference to a Presystolic Murmur occurring in these Cases

    Chapter IV. Rheumatic Heart Disease, Diabetes, Diphtheria, and Syphilis

    1. Rheumatic Heart Disease

    2. Diabetes

    3. Diphtheria

    4. Syphilis

    Chapter V. High Blood Pressure

    Chapter VI. Some Signs and Symptoms

    1. CEdema of Legs

    2. Breathlessness

    Chapter VII. Some Therapeutic Considerations.

    1. The Digitalis Group

    2. Oxygen and Potassium Iodide

    3. The Hills


Product details

  • No. of pages: 114
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1935
  • Published: January 1, 1935
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195117

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H. O. Gunewardene

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