WILLIAM S. LOVE JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; G. W. BRUGLER, M.D.; NATHAN WINSLOW, M.D.
In 1935, McGinn and White1 reported certain aberrations in the electrocardiograms derived from five patients suffering with pulmonary embolization. These deviations from normal were as follows:
1. Prominent S-wave and low origin of the T-wave in Lead I, the ST segment starting slightly below the baseline.
2. Staircase ascent of the ST segment from the S-wave to the T-wave in Lead II.
3. The presence of Q3, and inversion of the T-wave in this lead.
4. T-waves of opposite sign to normal in the precordial lead.
They considered it probable that the electrocardiographic changes consequent on pulmonary embolism were due
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LOVE WS, BRUGLER GW, WINSLOW N. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC STUDIES IN CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PULMONARY EMBOLIZATION(ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC STUDIES IN CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PULMONARY EMBOLIZATION*). Ann Intern Med. 1938;11:2109–2123. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-12-2109
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(12):2109-2123.
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