publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Did Frédéric Chopin die from heart failure

Perciaccante, Antonio; Charlier, Philippe; Negri, Camilla; Coralli, Alessia; Appenzeller, Otto; Bianucci, Raffaella;
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  • Published: 01 May 2018
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
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 ...
free text keywords: ML, RC, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
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