A. RAVIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. DRESSLER, M.D.; G. BRONFIN, M.D.; A. HURST, M.D.
Since Forssman1 first passed a catheter into his own heart in 1929, the procedure of right heart catheterization has proved itself of great value in the study of the normal and pathologic physiology of the cardiovascular system. Increasing numbers of investigators are doing, or are preparing to do cardiac catheterizations. The thousands of catheterizations which have been done would tend to testify to the apparent safety of the procedure. Although only three cases of death resulting from cardiac catheterization have been mentioned in the literature, many individuals who have done large numbers of catheterizations or been in contact with persons
RAVIN A, DRESSLER S, BRONFIN G, HURST A. CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS PRODUCED DURING RIGHT HEART CATHETERIZATION: REPORT OF TWO CASES OF TRANSIENT PARTIAL RIGHT BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:174–187. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-1-174
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(1):174-187.
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