AbdelMohsen Nomeir, M.D.; Robert Turner, M.D.; Earl Watts, M.D.; David Smith, M.D.; George West, M.D.; John Edmonds, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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This is the first prospective study comparing physical and electrovector-, and echo-cardiographic examination in studying the nature and extent of cardiac disease in normal controls and patients with chronic classic rheumatoid arthritis. To date 25 patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been evaluated and the data analyzed in this ongoing study. On physical examination there were no abnormal cardiac findings. Electrocardiographic studies showed: abnormal ST-T changes in three patients, T-wave abnormalities in another three patients, and evidence of old inferior myocardial infarction in one patient. Although several of the patients with rheumatoid arthritis showed low-voltage QRS vectors, there was no statistically
Nomeir A, Turner R, Watts E, Smith D, West G, Edmonds J. Cardiac Involvement in Rheumatoid Arthritis.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:833. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-833_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):833.
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