N. HIATT; L. ADAMS
The combination of auricular flutter and a carotid sinus sufficiently hyperactive to lead to syncopal attacks and convulsions has not hitherto been reported. Such a case was recently seen at the Michael Reese Hospital and because of its rarity is presented in this communication.
The patient, a 66 year old white streetcar motorman, first entered Michael Reese Hospital in July 1936, because of hunger, thirst and polyuria, which had been gradually increasing during the preceding three years. One week before entrance to the hospital, the patient had fainted while driving his streetcar. The doctor consulted at this time
HIATT N, ADAMS L. HYPERACTIVE CAROTID SINUS MECHANISM IN AURICULAR FLUTTER; A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:1489–1500. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-8-1489
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(8):1489-1500.
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