I. C. BRILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM A. MEISSNER, M.D.
The prevailing views concerning the rôle of coronary artery disease in the etiology of auricular fibrillation appear contradictory. Although its ultimate cause remains obscure, this arrhythmia is known to be associated with certain clinico-pathological states to which a greater or lesser degree of etiological significance is generally ascribed and among which coronary artery disease is frequently included.1, 2 On the other hand, it is well known that auricular fibrillation and angina pectoris of coronary origin occur together but rarely, and it has been suggested that these two conditions are more or less incompatible.1, 2, 3 Furthermore, although transient auricular fibrillation
BRILL IC, MEISSNER WA. THE RÔLE OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN THE ETIOLOGY OF AURICULAR FIBRILLATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:1341–1347. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-8-1341
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(8):1341-1347.
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