MANUEL L. WEBER, M.D.
Despite the ease with which a correct diagnosis of rupture of the interventricular septum, occurring in the course of cardiac infarction following coronary thrombosis, could be made during life, if the characteristic criteria of the diagnosis of this complication are borne in mind, only in very rare instances has the condition been recognized clinically, as indicated by the meager reports in the literature. For almost a century, from 1845, when Latham1 first described rupture of the infarcted septum of the heart, to Sager's2 comprehensive survey of the subject in 1934, only 18 instances of this type of septal perforation were
WEBER ML. PERFORATION OF THE INTERVENTRICULAR SEPTUM FOLLOWING INFARCTION; INTRAVITAM DIAGNOSIS: REPORT OF A CASE AND SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE(REPORT OF A CASE AND SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE*). Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:973–989. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-6-973
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(6):973-989.
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