W. KENDRICK PURKS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is the purpose of this presentation to add some further evidence in regard to the occurrence of functional bundle-branch block. I shall attempt to do so by a partial review of the literature, the presentation of a case report and consideration of some of the mechanisms which may be responsible for this abnormality. Strictly speaking, the term "functional bundle-branch block" should be restricted to those instances in which there is no organic basis either temporary or permanent for the production of the conduction disturbance. In general, however, the literature has dealt with transient or temporary bundle-branch block and functional
PURKS WK. FURTHER EVIDENCE IN REGARD TO FUNCTIONAL BUNDLE-BRANCH BLOCK1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1105–1112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-7-1105
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