RALPH L. TIESZEN, M.D.
To the editor: The article by Dell 'Italia and associates (1) on physical examination for exclusion of hemodynamically important right ventricular infarction was an excellent and valuable article, but, nowhere could I find an exact description or criteria for "Kussmaul's sign." Neither is there a reference in the bibliography that I could find describing Kussmaul's sign or where the original description was published.
There are clinicians other than cardiologists who read articles like this, and I think more attention should be paid by the editorial board in seeing that adequate information is contained to make these articles readable. Adequate
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TIESZEN RL. Kussmaul's Sign. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:315. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-315_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):315.
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