E. STERLING NICHOL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The clinical features of the pericarditis found during the course of some cases of acute coronary artery thrombosis have been recently reviewed by Blumer1 who rejuvenated the term pericarditis epistenocardica first applied to this condition in 1910 by Sternberg.2 In 1872 Baumler3 gave the first clinical picture of pericarditis epistenocardica, though he was not aware of the relation of the condition he described to acute coronary artery thrombosis and in fact dubbed the pericarditis "idiopathic." He called attention to the absence of pericardial effusion in his cases. White4 comments on the infrequency of pericardial effusion following coronary thrombosis and avers
NICHOL ES. LARGE PERICARDIAL EFFUSION COMPLICATING ACUTE CORONARY THROMBOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1900–1906. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-10-1900
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(10):1900-1906.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Pericardial Disease.
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