CARL J. WIGGERS, M.D., D.SC., F.A.C.P.
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The symptomatology of acute coronary occlusion is too well-known to require detailed redescription. Let it suffice for our purpose to recall three outstanding phenomena, so serious for the patient and so informative for the physician in formulating a diagnosis: 1, the agonizing pain, crescendo in character and radiating from a focal region over the sternum outward to the left arm, upward to the throat, and downward to the epigastrium; 2, the irregular or rapid action of the heart; and 3, the signs of cardiovascular failure, such as hypotension, feeble pulse, venous congestion, cutaneous pallor, sweating, cyanosis, etc., which frequently raise
WIGGERS CJ. THE FUNCTIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF CORONARY OCCLUSION*. Ann Intern Med. 1945;23:158–169. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-23-2-158
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(2):158-169.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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