SIDNEY FRIEDMAN, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Spontaneous rupture of the heart, although always a dramatic episode and recognized as a pathological curiosity since the Middle Ages, has a clinical significance that is not even yet adequately recognized. For this reason and especially because of the finding of a high incidence of cardiac rupture among psychotic patients with acute myocardial infarction reported in a companion paper in this journal,1 it was thought wise to determine the frequency and circumstances of rupture of the heart in a large general hospital in the same part of the country and among persons of age and social status comparable to those
FRIEDMAN S, WHITE PD. RUPTURE OF THE HEART IN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. EXPERIENCE IN A LARGE GENERAL HOSPITAL1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:778–782. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-5-778
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(5):778-782.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine.
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