ALVA BOWEN WEIR JR., M.D.; J. WARREN KYLE, M.D.
Until recently "pulseless disease" has been almost completely ignored in American and British literature. It has long been recognized by the Japanese and, more recently, by the Scandinavians, but journals published in this country have contained only rare, isolated case reports or casual mention of the condition until the last two years.
"Pulseless disease" may be defined as a chronic disorder of the great arteries which branch from the aortic arch, or of their ostia, which results in diminished caliber or obstruction of the lumens of those vessels, thus causing diminished or absent pulsation in the arteries of the head,
WEIR AB, KYLE JW. "REVERSED COARCTATION": REVIEW OF PULSELESS DISEASE AND REPORT OF A CASE12. Ann Intern Med. ;45:681–691. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-4-681
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(4):681-691.
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