ROBERT F. ANDERSON, M.D.; DANIEL C. ALLENSWORTH, M.D.; WILLIAM J. DEGROOT, M.D.
The pathology of the heart in carbon monoxide poisoning was described by Klebs (1) in 1865. He found diffuse punctiform hemorrhages and necrotic foci throughout the heart, particularly in the septum and papillary muscles. Since then sporadic case descriptions and electrocardiographic abnormalities have been reported (2-5). This paper presents our experience with carbon monoxide poisoning at The University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals. Cases will be described consisting of two families, emphasizing the individual susceptibility to carbon monoxide and the seriousness of the myocardial lesion.
A family of four was discovered unconscious in their home on January 12,
ANDERSON RF, ALLENSWORTH DC, DEGROOT WJ. Myocardial Toxicity from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1172–1182. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-6-1172
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(6):1172-1182.
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