CHARLES E. KOSSMANN, M.D.; A. R. BERGER, M.D.
Auricular flutter in subjects without other evidence of cardiac disease is usually paroxysmal in type. Parkinson and Bedford1 had five cases of this nature, and Friedlander and Levine had three.2
Sprague and White's case3 is unique. The patient was a 49-year-old male with auricular flutter which after five years returned spontaneously to normal sinus rhythm. Although evidence of heart disease was absent, the aorta was wide and tortuous, and suggested arteriosclerosis.
Permanent auricular flutter in otherwise normal individuals is rare. Friedlander and Levine2 observed for four years one 64-year-old patient who fits into this category. Lewis4 had a patient whose
KOSSMANN CE, BERGER AR. AURICULAR FLUTTER OF ELEVEN YEARS' DURATION WITH OBSERVATIONS ON ESOPHAGEAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAMS1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:128–136. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-1-128
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(1):128-136.
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