GEORGE A. WESTFALL JR., M.D.; PHYLLIS J. BURDON, M.D.
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Although the etiology of polycythemia vera remains unknown, repeated attempts have been made to correlate the condition with some cardiovascular phenomenon. Gaisböck1 has described a syndrome characterized by polycythemia with an associated hypertension, and Reznikof, Foot and Bethea2 have suggested an anoxia of the bone marrow as an etiologic agent. An underlying congenital cardiac defect was considered as a possible explanation for a secondary polycythemia in this case, but our studies failed to substantiate this assumption.3
The Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is characterized electrocardiographically by shortened P-R interval and aberrant QRS component. It has been shown that bouts of paroxysmal tachycardia may
WESTFALL GA, BURDON PJ. A CASE OF POLYCYTHEMIA VERA ASSOCIATED WITH THE WOLFF-PARKINSON-WHITE SYNDROME*. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1290–1294. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1290
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1290-1294.
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