PETER R. KOWEY, M.D.; TED D. FRIEHLING, M.D.; ROGER A. MARINCHAK, M.D.
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To the editor: We recently saw a dramatic case of conversion of atrial fibrillation that supports our belief that psychological factors can dramatically influence cardiac rhythm disturbances.
An 83-year-old black Baptist woman presented with a long history of palpitations that had been treated with various medications with no substantial symptomatic improvement. She was referred to us by her private physician, who found her to be in her characteristic rapid rhythm during an office visit. An electrocardiogram on admission showed a regular, narrow QRS tachycardia at a rate of 150 to 160 beats/min with a relatively long R-P interval. The supraventricular
KOWEY PR, FRIEHLING TD, MARINCHAK RA. Prayer-Meeting Cardioversion. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:727–728. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-5-727_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(5):727-728.
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