VERNARD F. BOND JR., M.D.; CHARLES R. WELFARE, M.D.; THOMAS N. LIDE, M.D.; ROBERT L. MCMILLAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Rupture of the interventricular septum following myocardial infarction was first described over a century ago. Sager1 in 1934 found 17 cases in the literature and described one of his own. He pointed out the criteria needed for the diagnosis of this condition, namely, the sudden onset of a loud precordial systolic murmur and thrill in a patient with recent myocardial infarction. The reviews of Weber,2 Fowler and Failey3 and Bickel and Mozer4 pointed out the findings in 39 additional cases. Numerous authors5-18, 29 have described other cases, bringing the total number to 88 in the available literature.
BOND VF, WELFARE CR, LIDE TN, MCMILLAN RL. PERFORATION OF THE INTERVENTRICULAR SEPTUM FOLLOWING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:706–716. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-4-706
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(4):706-716.
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