MAX H. STEIN; ROBERT E. DRISCOLL
The association of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia with acute left ventricular failure and pulmonary edema in an individual with no demonstrable organic heart disease is a rarity. Such experience with a young soldier is therefore reported.
A soldier, (white) age 18, with 10 months of military service, was admitted to the hospital at 7:30 p.m., January 16, 1946, because of a sudden onset of cardiac palpitation, chest pain and moderate dyspnea. The patient had been imbibing freely of alcohol during the day and about one half hour prior to admission he noted the above symptoms, for which he voluntarily
STEIN MH, DRISCOLL RE. PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA WITH ACUTE LEFT VENTRICULAR FAILURE IN A PATIENT WITH NO EVIDENCE OF ORGANIC HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:769–773. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-5-769
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(5):769-773.
Cardiology, Heart Failure, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
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