A. ALLEN GOLDBLOOM; ABRAHAM A. DUMANIS
The increasing number of case reports of the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome has served to emphasize the need for reappraisal of the clinical aspects of this entity.
Early descriptions associated the electrocardiographic anomaly of a short P-R interval, wide aberrant QRS complex with young, healthy males not having organic heart disease. The tendency still persists to regard heart disease occurring in the presence of this syndrome as coincidental. However, the benignity of the syndrome has been challenged by one death reported by Wood et al.1 Anatomical studies of the heart of this patient who died during an attack of paroxysmal tachycardia demonstrated
GOLDBLOOM AA, DUMANIS AA. SHORT P-R INTERVAL WITH PROLONGATION OF QRS COMPLEX AND MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;25:362–368. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-2-362
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(2):362-368.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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