PHILIP W. MORGAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia is a common functional heart disorder of all ages but particularly of young adults without organic heart disease. Relatively few attacks are seen by physicians, since attacks cease spontaneously or the patient has learned ways of stopping them. Of the persons seeking medical aid for this arrhythmia, a few find their attacks resist ordinary physical means and oral therapy and persist for hours and sometimes many days before they spontaneously cease. Deaths have been recorded,3 as have hemiplegia and gangrene9 as thrombotic sequelae of the low pulse pressure and minute output during such attacks. A history of
MORGAN PW. THE MANAGEMENT OF PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA INCLUDING THE USE OF MECHOLYL1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:780–786. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-5-780
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(5):780-786.
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