HAROLD W. DANA, M.D., F.A.C.P.
For many years we have been cautioned, with regard to the use of quinidine in the treatment of auricular fibrillation, of the possible danger that we might cause the extrusion into the circulation, when the previously dilated auricles should contract, of thrombi formed in these inactive chambers of the heart. Such an accident would seem not only to be possible, but even to be likely, should any method of treatment be successful in re-establishing rhythmic contraction of auricles long inactive, and undoubtedly this misfortune does at times follow the use of this drug, although much less frequently than one would
DANA HW. Multiple Arterial Occlusions1. Ann Intern Med. ;5:955–961. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-8-955
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(8):955-961.
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