W. KENDRICK PURKS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is well recognized that "vagotonia" may have an important bearing upon several cardiac disorders such as auricular premature beats, heart block, and bundle-branch block. It is also accepted that activity of the carotid sinus reflex, among other things, results in increased vagus effect which may at times aid in controlling paroxysmal tachycardia. If the above facts alone did not indicate the desirability of giving much study to the carotid sinus reflex, certainly recent developments would do so. The fact that Weiss1 and his associates in three years observed 56 patients who suffered from attacks of unconsciousness due to overactivity
PURKS WK. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS FOLLOWING CAROTID SINUS STIMULATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:270–279. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-2-270
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(2):270-279.
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