THEODORE T. FOX, M.D.
In 1939 a group of 300 ambulatory inmates of the Home and Hospital of the Daughters of Israel, an institution for the care of the aged, was subjected to a cardiovascular study, and the results, stressing particularly the electrocardiographic changes in senescence, were reported in the literature.1 Of the 300 inmates 200 had abnormal electrocardiograms and 100 cases had normal tracings. A normal tracing was considered normal by the usual standards: no allowances were made for certain deviations "frequently" (?) observed in older people. It was concluded that the incidence of abnormal electrocardiograms increases with age and is fairly parallel
FOX TT. ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NORMAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN OLD AGE(ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NORMAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN OLD AGE*). Ann Intern Med. 1949;31:120–124. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-1-120
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(1):120-124.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine.
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