ANTHONY J. DI IELSI, M.D.; HARRY A. PINSKY, M.D.; HAROLD K. EYNON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The subject of atrial infarction has been recently reviewed by H. K. Hellerstein.1 We are presenting two cases of auricular infarction which are of interest in several respects. One patient developed an infarct in the posterior wall of the right auricle, with mural aneurysm formation, resulting in dysphagia and eventual cardiac tamponade. In the second case, an elevation of the P-Ta segment was noted in the patient's electrocardiogram. The only other case we have been able to find in the literature showing the same electrocardiographic finding was the case reported by H. K. Hellerstein in the September, 1948, issue of
DI IELSI AJ, PINSKY HA, EYNON HK. AURICULAR INFARCTION: REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:640–647. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-2-640
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(2_Part_2):640-647.
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