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The scientific papers and discussions of the 18th meeting of the German Society for Circulatory Diseases makes for interesting reading. The electrocardiogram was its main topic. Several papers discussed the present status of electrophysiological concepts of the electrocardiogram. Although the vector concept seems to prevail, an occasional argument was heard to allow survival of the differential theory. The presentations are clear, informative and well founded. Presentations on extrasystoles, left ventricular cavity potentials and vectorcardiography follow. The clinical diagnostic value of the electrocardiogram is discussed in detail by Holzmann. Numerous papers cover the various theoretical and specific clinical aspects in an
Verhandlungen der deutschen Gesellschaft für Kreislaufforschung.. Ann Intern Med. 1955;42:465. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-42-2-465_1
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