WILLIAM D. STUBENBORD, M.D.
Paroxysmal auricular fibrillation has been described many times. The inciting factors are numerous, varied, and often difficult to determine. This arrhythmia may take place in the presence of organic heart disease as well as in hearts which show no variation from the normal. Not infrequently, the inciting factor is due to alcoholic drinking or to some gastrointestinal disorder.
The association of hiatus hernia with heart disturbances is now well established. Harrington,1 in a review of 60 cases of hiatus hernia, had seven cases which were diagnosed as heart disease. Recently, Gilbert2 stated that hiatus hernia may induce attacks of paroxysmal
STUBENBORD WD. PAROXYSMAL AURICULAR FIBRILLATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH HIATUS HERNIA; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:406–409. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-3-406
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(3):406-409.
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