LEWIS W. WOODRUFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Because of the infrequent opportunity to observe the striking, transient changes in the electrocardiogram of patients with severe alkalosis, the following case history with electrocardiograms during, and after recovery from, severe alkalosis is presented.
The patient was a 58 year old prison guard, who was admitted to the hospital on April 13, 1947, because of profound weakness, attacks of fainting, nausea, and mental confusion.
The history began in 1937, when he first had upper abdominal pain of a colicky type, several hours after meals relieved by taking food. In 1941 he had a severe hemorrhage with markedly tarry
WOODRUFF LW. THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN ALKALOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:562–565. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-3-562
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(3):562-565.
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