SIDNEY FRIEDMAN, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Spontaneous rupture of the heart, although always a dramatic episode and recognized as a pathological curiosity since the Middle Ages, has a clinical significance that is not even yet adequately recognized. For this reason and especially because of the finding of a high incidence of cardiac rupture among psychotic patients with acute myocardial infarction reported in a companion paper in this journal,1 it was thought wise to determine the frequency and circumstances of rupture of the heart in a large general hospital in the same part of the country and among persons of age and social status comparable to those
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FRIEDMAN S, WHITE PD. RUPTURE OF THE HEART IN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. EXPERIENCE IN A LARGE GENERAL HOSPITAL(RUPTURE OF THE HEART IN MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION. EXPERIENCE IN A LARGE GENERAL HOSPITAL*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;21:778–782. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-5-778
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(5):778-782.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Hospital Medicine.
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