J. P. ANDERSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Quinidine sulphate has rightfully earned a permanent place in the treatment of cardiac irregularities, especially those which are secondary to hyperthyroidism. The heart rhythm naturally tends to return to normal after thyroidectomy alone but by the addition of quinidine therapy the number of restorations to normal rhythm can be increased greatly.
The percentage of cases in which the heart rhythm returns to normal after thyroidectomy alone depends chiefly on the following factors: (1) the duration of the irregularity of the heart rhythm previous to operation; (2) the degree of arteriosclerosis and myocardial degeneration; (3) the age of the patient; (4)
ANDERSON JP. Quinidine Therapy in the Treatment of Cardiac Irregularities Due to Hyperthyroidism12. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:825–828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-7-825
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(7):825-828.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Rhythm Disorders and Devices, Thyroid Disorders.
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