RALPH V. FORD, M.D.; HAROLD D. LEVINE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Examination of the postmortem records of 99 patients with myocardial infarction who died during the last three years at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital showed nine instances (or 9.9 per cent) with aneurysm of the ventricle. This is defined as a marked thinning of the ventricular wall observed fluoroscopically to bulge outward with inward systolic contraction of the remainder of the ventricle, or judged from its postmortem appearance to be large and thin enough to be likely to bulge outward in this manner during ventricular systole. This incidence corresponds quite closely to the general experience of pathologists.1 Since many aneurysms
FORD RV, LEVINE HD. THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC CLUE TO VENTRICULAR ANEURYSM1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:998–1016. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-998
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):998-1016.
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