Spontaneous Rupture of the Heart with Report of a Case

1906 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
strated, and is probably of more frequent occurrence than has been supposed. (3) Whether this is primary or secondary to the gastric dilatation, or whether this relationship is a constant one, has not been determined. (4) The diagnosis would appear to be more easy than past failures seem to indicate. (5) The use of the stomach tube and avoidance of dorsal decubitus offer better results probably than secondary operation, owing to the unsatisfactory conditions existing. (6) With earlier diagnosis
more » ... h earlier diagnosis and the early institution of the measures just suggested, an improvement in the very high rate of mortality can be confidently expected. LITERATURE.
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