EDWARD WASSERMAN, M.D.; JACOB YULES, M.D.
Because the clinical features are so indefinite, diagnosis of cardiac aneurysm is frequently overlooked. The following case illustrates an instance where the antemortem diagnosis was made by accumulation of certain physical signs, x-ray findings and electrocardiographic changes.
First Admission: A 67 year old retired plate glass worker was admitted to the Boston City Hospital in June, 1949, because of weakness.
He had been well until two months prior to admission, when he noted the sudden onset of weakness, chills, fever and cough. He was treated for an upper respiratory infection, but weakness persisted. Chest pain, dyspnea and ankle
WASSERMAN E, YULES J. CARDIAC ANEURYSM WITH VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA: CASE REPORT AND BRIEF REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:948–956. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-4-948
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(4):948-956.
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