LUCIEN W. IDE, M.D.
Complete auriculoventricular heart block is a relatively rare complication of various types of heart disease. An analysis of the records at the University of Iowa Hospitals revealed 71 instances of this conduction defect, and a study of the records of these patients disclosed some interesting manifestations and variations from the usual clinical concepts.
The symptoms and physical findings of heart block, now commonly known as complete auriculoventricular heart block, were described many years before the advent of electrocardiography. Marcus Gerbezius,1 who died in 1718, was perhaps the first to describe the slow pulse of heart block, but Morgagni1 gave the
IDE LW. THE CLINICAL ASPECTS OF COMPLETE AURICULOVENTRICULAR HEART BLOCK: A CLINICAL ANALYSIS OF 71 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:510–523. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-3-510
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(3):510-523.
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