OSCAR H. COMESS, M.D.
The case recorded in this study presents unusual features in two respects: the special type of arrhythmia, and the occurrence of a severe embolism which was successfully operated upon. The various graphic studies and pharmacologic tests proved that the patient had auricular flutter with complete heart block. The coincidence of these two disturbances of rate and rhythm has been recently reviewed.1, 2 Among the cases reported, only three were in young adults,2, 3, 4 and two of them, like our case, were of rheumatic origin. The successful aortic embolectomy performed in our case also deserves to be reported, because only
COMESS OH. AURICULAR FLUTTER WITH COMPLETE HEART BLOCK: "SADDLE EMBOLUS" IN A CASE OF RHEUMATIC VALVULAR DISEASE(AURICULAR FLUTTER WITH COMPLETE HEART BLOCK: "SADDLE EMBOLUS" IN A CASE OF RHEUMATIC VALVULAR DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:394–399. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-394
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):394-399.
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