L. KAPP, M.D.; A. GRISHMAN, M.D.
Since gunshot and stab wounds of the heart produce localized myocardial lesions, they are of considerable clinical importance in the interpretation of electrocardiographic changes. No other myocardial disease demonstrates localization so well, and similar lesions can be produced only by direct, localized experimental injuries of the myocardium in animals. In both gunshot and stab wounds, during the first two weeks, the electrocardiogram shows predominantly changes associated with pericarditis. There have been few case reports with permanent electrocardiographic evidence of injury of the right or left ventricle.1
Cases with electrocardiographic evidence of post-traumatic left anterior wall infarction or injury are usually
KAPP L, GRISHMAN A. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF RIGHT AND LEFT ANTERIOR WALL INJURY DUE TO GUNSHOT WOUND OF THE HEART1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:859–866. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-4-859
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(4):859-866.
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