MARY H. EASBY, M.D.; H. ROESLER, M.D.
Prolongation of the a-v conduction time and alterations of rhythm are the electrocardiographic changes best known to occur in the presence of acute rheumatic fever. A review of the rather scattered literature, together with our own case reports, indicates, however, that S-T (R-T) changes are not uncommon. They deserve much attention because they indicate objectively alterations of the heart musculature.
The patient was a male, aged 25 years, who was seen first in the hospital February 14, 1933. He gave a history of rheumatic fever at seven years and of chorea at nine years of age. Six weeks
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EASBY MH, ROESLER H. CHANGES IN THE S-T SEGMENT OF THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER(CHANGES IN THE S-T SEGMENT OF THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM IN ACUTE RHEUMATIC FEVER*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:46–59. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-1-46
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(1):46-59.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, Streptococcal Infections.
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