publication . Other literature type . Article . 2018

Did Frédéric Chopin die from heart failure

Antonio Perciaccante; Philippe Charlier; Camilla Negri; Alessia Coralli; Otto Appenzeller; Raffaella Bianucci;
  • Published: 01 May 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract On October 17, 1849, Poland's greatest composer, Frederic Chopin (1810–1849) died aged 39. His cause of death remains unknown. An investigation of the documental sources was performed to reconstruct the medical history of the artist. Since his earliest years, his life had been dominated by poor health. Recurrent episodes of cough, fever, headaches, lymphadenopathy- a series of symptoms that may be attributed to viral respiratory infections- manifested in his teens. Later in life, he had chest pain, hemoptysis, hematemesis, neuralgia, and arthralgia. Exhaustion and breathlessness characterized all his adult life. Coughing, choking, and edema of the legs ...
Subjects
free text keywords: ML, RC, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, business.industry, business, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Heart failure, medicine.disease, Headaches, medicine.symptom, Neuralgia, Choking, Medical history, Cause of death, Pediatrics, Cardiology, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Chest pain
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