Further Observations on Penicillin-Treated Cardiovascular Syphilis
One hundred and eleven cases of cardiovascular syphilis were treated with penicillin and, of these, 13 were in congestive heart failure, eight suffered from angina pectoris, and three had a history of coronary occlusion. Except for mild fever in a few instances therapeutic shock was not observed in any of the patients and therapeutic paradox, although sought for, was also not observed. There is evidence to suggest that penicillin has a favorable influence upon cardiovascular syphilis; angina pectoris and congestive heart failure do not contraindicate the use of penicillin in cardiovascular syphilis.
- © 1952 American Heart Association, Inc.