The purpose of this paper is to report a case of the so-called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a relatively benign cardiac abnormality, which simulated and was misinterpreted as myocardial infarction.
Characteristic electrocardiograms appeared in the literature many years ago,1, 2 but their significance and the various features of the syndrome were first clearly defined by Wolff, Parkinson, and White in 1930,3 and the relative benignity of the condition established. Numerous subsequent publications4, 5 have appeared in journals of limited circulation and consequently the knowledge of this syndrome has not been widely disseminated.
R. W., a salesman, was 40 years old
HERBERT EICHERT. WOLFF-PARKINSON-WHITE SYNDROME SIMULATING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION(WOLFF-PARKINSON-WHITE SYNDROME SIMULATING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;21:907–912. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-5-907
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(5):907-912.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
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