DAVID A. RYTAND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In the half century of its existence, the circus movement hypothesis has been accepted and rejected, ignored and misunderstood. There seems to be some revival of interest in it now, but even should this mechanism eventually be discredited completely as that underlying atrial flutter, fibrillation, or other arrhythmias, the hypothesis yet is worthy of review for its own sake. Moreover, many of the studies were published in journals relatively inaccessible to medical readers; unfortunately, these have been more often cited than correctly quoted, and evidence of their having been studied carefully in recent years is sparse. I hope that this
RYTAND DA. The Circus Movement (Entrapped Circuit Wave) Hypothesis and Atrial Flutter. Ann Intern Med. ;65:125–159. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-125
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