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A CASE OF SHORT PR INTERVAL AND PROLONGED QRS COMPLEX WITH A PAROXYSM OF VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA*

MAX J. KLAINER; and HAROLD H. JOFFE
Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(5):920-927. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-24-5-920
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In 1930 Wolff, Parkinson and White called attention to a syndrome of "bundle branch block with short PR interval" occurring in healthy young people who were prone to recurrent attacks of paroxysmal auricular tachycardia or auricular fibrillation.1 In recent years this syndrome has been recognized with increasing frequency and it has been established that this was not a bundle branch block, but the manifestation of an early arrival in the ventricle of the auricular impulse through an accessory pathway, the bundle of Kent.2, 3 In 1941 Levine and Beeson called attention to the fact that this syndrome could also be

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