ALFRED RING, M.D.; JULIUS BLANKFEIN, M.D.
Paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia in a patient without demonstrable organic heart disease is comparatively rare. Armbrust and Levine1 in a review of 107 cases reported no organic heart disease in 13. This series included all cases seen at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and in the private practice of the latter author from 1915 to 1948. At the Massachusetts General Hospital, Cooke and White2 found only 24 cases of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia among 51,000 records of 25,000 patients in the cardiographic laboratory over a period of 25 years, from 1914 to 1939. Of these 24 cases, four had apparently normal hearts.
RING A, BLANKFEIN J. PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA IN AN APPARENTLY NORMAL HEART1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:680–691. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-3-680
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(3):680-691.
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