EDWIN M. GOYETTE
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Acute idiopathic pericarditis has been recognized with increasing frequency during recent years.1-4 Because this benign disorder is so frequently confused with acute myocardial infarction, we have been prompted to review our experience with this form of pericarditis at Fitzsimons Army Hospital. During the past three and one-half years we have seen 28 cases that we considered to be of the idiopathic or benign variety. A case was considered of idiopathic etiology only if all known causes, such as rheumatic fever, tuberculosis, myocardial infarction, uremia, tumor, trauma, specific infections, etc., could be eliminated. All but six of these cases were
GOYETTE EM. ACUTE IDIOPATHIC PERICARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1032–1044. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-5-1032
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(5):1032-1044.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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