DAVID SCHERF, M.D.; S. D. KLOTZ, M.D.
Changes in the electrocardiogram following sudden blood loss have been observed with increasing frequency. The pioneer observations were casual and isolated, and the alterations were not distinguished from those noted in chronic anemias.1, 3, 7, 11, 19 The abnormal electrocardiogram was usually ascribed to the anemia.
Recently Scherf, Reinstein and Klotz17 reported abnormal electrocardiograms after profuse hemorrhage in gastric ulcer. The tracing was altered in 11 of 16 such cases, and the changes were pronounced in eight of them. The electrocardiogram became normal again within a few days. The hemoglobin level often had remained low or had fallen farther when
SCHERF D, KLOTZ SD. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CHANGES AFTER ACUTE LOSS OF BLOOD1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:438–452. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-438
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(3):438-452.
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