JAMES A. COLLINS JR., M.D.
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The uncommon finding of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia with the phases of recovery recorded by electrocardiograph prompted this communication. The usual prognosis in such a case is quite grave, and since this patient recovered under therapy in spite of serious myocardial damage, it was thought worth while to report it.
W. E., a white male, aged 64, was admitted to the hospital by ambulance. He had suffered from a severe attack of precordial pain two years previously. The pain radiated down the left arm and was accompanied by dyspnea, weakness, and perspiration. Apparently, this was a coronary occlusion, although
COLLINS JA. PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA: REPORT OF A CASE SHOWING THE PHASES OF RECOVERY RECORDED BY ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;25:981–985. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-25-6-981
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;25(6):981-985.
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