CHAS. W. BARRIER, M.D.
To a noted cardiologist of the previous generation, paroxysmal tachycardia was merely a clinical curiosity. To the few who have attacks prolonged into weeks and even years and who suffer acute heart failure when an extra burden such as a cold and cough is put upon them, it is a tragedy.
I am limiting my subject to auricular and nodal tachycardia. The literature does not indicate the number subject to these attacks. This paper is based upon a study of twenty-six proven cases occurring in about four thousand general admissions in three years. If to this twenty-six are added those
BARRIER CW. Tachycardia12. Ann Intern Med. ;5:829–841. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-7-829
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