Bernheim's Syndrome: Report of a Case
In the controversial Bernheim's syndrome, right ventricular failure can be produced by hypertrophy and dilatation of the left ventricle with encroachment of the intraventricular septum into the cavity of the right ventricle, forming a barrier to the flow of blood into the right ventricle. A case is reported in which this syndrome was diagnosed during life and confirmed at autopsy. Hearts of similar weight with left ventricular hypertrophy were sectioned in the same plane for comparative purposes.
- © 1950 American Heart Association, Inc.