LAMONT R. SCHWEIGER, M.D.; HOWARD B. BURCHELL, M.D.; ARCHIE H. BAGGENSTOSS, M.D.
Spontaneous communications between the large arteries and veins of the thorax occur with sufficient rarity to warrant a report of the following case.
A white woman, aged 45 years, registered at the Mayo Clinic December 16, 1940. She apparently had been well until two years before her registration at the clinic. At that time she had noted that she became fatigued very easily. Approximately one year before she came to the clinic she had noted that dyspnea and palpitation occurred on exertion. Because of the increasing severity of these symptoms in the next six months, she had been
SCHWEIGER LR, BURCHELL HB, BAGGENSTOSS AH. SPONTANEOUS ARTERIOVENOUS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE AORTA AND SUPERIOR VENA CAVA1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;19:1029–1034. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-6-1029
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(6):1029-1034.
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