MITCHELL BERNSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RALPH GOLDSMITH, M.D., F.A.C.S.
The occurrence of bradycardia in a patient manifesting acute abdominal symptoms which proved to be due to a gangrenous appendix prompted us to investigate this subject. It is interesting to note that in The Journal of the American Medical Association of December 1906, Maurice Kahn1 directed attention to the presence of bradycardia in appendicitis. He stated that "in the last six cases of gangrenous appendicitis in which this symptom was evinced, the diagnosis of the gangrenous state was made before operation, based on the bradycardia alone. So it would appear from this that given a case presenting other unmistakable signs
BERNSTEIN M, GOLDSMITH R. BRADYCARDIA IN APPENDICITIS; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1716–1721. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-11-1716
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(11):1716-1721.
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