ARTHUR M. MASTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SIMON DACK, M.D.; HARRY L. JAFFE, M.D.
Investigators1-5 during the nineteenth century observed that ligation of the coronary arteries in animals very frequently produced cardiac arrhythmias either transient or severe enough to cause cardiac standstill, but their exact nature was not defined until the beginning of the present century. In 1909, Lewis6 reported that after ligation of the left coronary artery multiple premature beats were recorded by venous pulse and electrocardiographic tracings. These frequently formed paroxysms of ventricular tachycardia from which ventricular fibrillation sometimes developed. Subsequent workers7-12 confirmed these observations. Recently, in addition, de Waart et al.,11 after tying off the right coronary artery found sinoauricular
MASTER AM, DACK S, JAFFE HL. DISTURBANCES OF RATE AND RHYTHM IN ACUTE CORONARY ARTERY THROMBOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:735–761. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-5-735
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(5):735-761.
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