AARON E. PARSONNET, M.D., C.M., F.A.C.P.
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Although there is a growing tendency among recent authors to minimize the rarity of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia, nevertheless, when all the accepted criteria warranting such a diagnosis are made requisite, this type of abnormal cardiac rhythm looms rarer than ever.
The literature, starting with the work of Lewis,1 has been materially enriched by contributions devoted to the study of paroxysmal tachycardias, some of which are unquestionably of the ventricular type. However, after careful scrutiny of the available material, a large percentage of the reported cases falls by the wayside as either unproved, doubtful as to point of origin, or totally
PARSONNET AE. PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA; REPORT OF A CASE ILLUSTRATING ALL THE ACCEPTED DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1258–1265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-9-1258
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(9):1258-1265.
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