MORRIS E. MISSAL; DOUGLAS J. WOOD; SIDNEY D. LEO
Although earlier writers,1, 2, 3 had discussed the syndrome of short P-R intervals and widened QRS complexes, proper clinical evaluation of the problem was not accomplished until the paper of Wolff, Parkinson, and White,4 by whose names the syndrome is frequently known. These earlier papers referred to the relative frequency of associated paroxysmal auricular tachycardia or auricular fibrillation.
Recently interest has been renewed in the syndrome because of its occurrence with paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia. The first report apparently was that of Arana and Cossio in 1938,5 whose patient had episodes of auricular fibrillation and paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia associated with this
MISSAL ME, WOOD DJ, LEO SD. PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA ASSOCIATED WITH SHORT P-R INTERVALS AND PROLONGED QRS COMPLEXES1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:911–920. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-5-911
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(5):911-920.
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