PETER T. KUO, M.D., M.SC. (Med.), D.SC. (Med.); EUGENE A. HILDRETH, M.D.; CALVIN F. KAY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is generally agreed that gallop sounds are in some way related to the rapid filling of the ventricles during diastole, but the exact mechanism of their production is controversial. Potain,1 Ohm,2 Bridgman,3 Wolferth and Margolies,4 Orias and Braun-Menendez5 and others believe that the sound is produced by an impact or a sudden distention of the ventricular wall, imparted by the rapid flow of blood into the ventricle during diastole. On the other hand, Gibson,6 Hirschfelder,7 Thayer,8 Sewell,9 Dock10 and Lewis and Dock11 believe that the extra cardiac sound is valvular in origin. Recently, Brady and Taubman12 offer support for
KUO PT, HILDRETH EA, KAY CF. THE MECHANISM OF GALLOP SOUNDS, STUDIED WITH THE AID OF THE ELECTROKYMOGRAPH1. Ann Intern Med. ;35:1306–1317. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-6-1306
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(6):1306-1317.
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