Heart Disease and Aneurysm of the Aorta; With Special Reference to Prognosis and Treatment

Heart Disease and Aneurysm of the Aorta; With Special Reference to Prognosis and Treatment

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...change of ablest he should die away from home. He must be encouraged or even compelled to take exercise. Another is only too ready to ignore the state of his heart, and will run or row or swim or take part in violent games; he must be warned against imprudence, and it may be necessary to forbid such forms of exertion as are liable to be indulged in to excess. In another, an eager temperament and impetuous disposition may reside in a weakly frame, and ordinary duties and an average amount of work may be done with injurious energy and haste. It is not possible, therefore, to draw up definite regulations applicable to all cases. To make the restrictions imposed too severe will in one person directly injure the sufferer's health; in another, will make him unnecessarily depressed and miserable; in a third, will provoke revolt and lead to rash and dangerous violation of all rules. The principle on which recommendations must be based will be to interfere as little as possible with the avocation, habits, and mode of life of the patient, as long as these are not injurious, and especially to allow a maximum of exercise in fresh air compatible with safety. Nothing can be worse than to debar all patients who are found to have valvular disease from games and vigorous exercise, and to forbid them to go upstairs or to walk uphill, and on no cases do I look back with greater satisfaction than on those, and they have not been few, in which I have liberated boys and girls from such orders. In the class of cases under consideration, supposing a sufficient time to have elapsed after the acute attack in which the valvular affection was established for the necessary compensatory changes to take place, a girl may be allowed to take long walks, to play lawn tennis, to...
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645421
  • 9781236645425