BERNARD I. LIDMAN; JAMES M. LYERLY
This case report of ventricular tachycardia is presented because of its occurrence in the presence of an apparently normal heart and as an example of the gratifying response to quinidine sulfate therapy.
Ventricular tachycardia1, 5, 8 is indicative of the existence of serious disease, although in rare instances no cardiac pathologic lesions may be present. Among those factors thought capable of precipitating its onset are: organic heart disease, digitalis intoxication, excessive indulgence in tobacco and alcohol, marked exertion, and overwhelming fatigue.
Ventricular fibrillation1, 4, 5, 8 has long been regarded as being a terminal state, incompatible with life if effective
LIDMAN BI, LYERLY JM. PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA OCCURRING IN THE ABSENCE OF DEMONSTRABLE HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:118–123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-1-118
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(1):118-123.
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