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Hegglin's syndrome

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Energetic-dynamic heart insufficiency. Disturbance of contraction of heart muscle with rapid expulsion of blood from the ventricles during systole, so that the second sound is abnormally close to the first sound and the QT space is increased. Associated with pathological electrolytic changes and disturbance of metabolism.


  • R. M. Hegglin:
    Die Klinik der energetisch-dynamischen Herzinsuffizienz.
    Basel, 1947.
  • L'insuffisance cardiaque énergéto-dynamique.
    Cardiologie, Basel, 1949, 65: 77.
  • Über die Differenzierung verschiedener Herzinsuffizienzformen.
    Verhandlungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kreislaufforschung, Darmstadt, 1950, 16: 117-171.

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