ARTHUR F. HEYL, B.S., M.D.
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While a patient, a man fifty years of age, suffering from congestive heart failure and hypertension, was being digitalized,** he returned to the clinic complaining of attacks of very rapid heart action. He stated that they were abrupt in onset and varied in duration from a few minutes to twelve or more hours. Some of these attacks were observed later in the clinic and thought to be auricular paroxysmal tachycardia. This was confirmed seven weeks after their onset (see EKG no. 148, plate I; compare original EKG no. 123, plate I). Since these attacks were assumed to be spontaneous an
HEYL AF. Auricular Paroxysmal Tachycardia Caused by Digitalis: Report of a Case*†. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:858–872. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-7-858
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(7):858-872.
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