WILLIAM H. REIFF, M.D.
Septal myocardial infarction has been described in the literature at great length, together with injection studies of the coronary arteries in the infarcted areas, and electrocardiographic correlation. An excellent review by Bond et al.9 presented a total of 93 cases of septal myocardial infarction with rupture of the interventricular septum. It is amazing that this entity has seldom found its way into textbooks of medicine, cardiology or electrocardiography.
Wilson and Barker1, 2, 3, 4 extensively investigated bundle branch block. By ligating the bundle branch in dogs they established electrocardiographic patterns of bundle branch block.5 Following this, it was assumed that
REIFF WH. RUPTURE OF THE INTERVENTRICULAR SEPTUM DUE TO MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION: REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;40:1125–1134. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-6-1125
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(6):1125-1134.
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