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Clinical course and long-term prognosis of spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is rare. In comparison with the usual myocardial infarction population, it occurs in relatively young people with a striking predilection for women. Of 83 casesExpand
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Why does the heart beat? The discovery of the electrical system of the heart.
Why does the heart beat? This question--known as the myogenic versus neurogenic theory--dominated cardiac research in the 19th century. In 1839, Jan Evangelista Purkinje discovered gelatinous fibersExpand
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A history of cardiac auscultation and some of its contributors.
Abstract Before the 19th century, physicians could listen to the heart only by applying their ear directly to the chest. This “immediate auscultation” suffered from social and technical limitations,Expand
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American cardiology: the history of a specialty and its college
environmental or social and onto individual sources of disease. While episodes such as those of "Typhoid" Mary Mallon demonstrate that germ consciousness indeed led public health authorities to focusExpand
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The mitral complex. Interaction of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the mitral annulus, mitral valve leaflets, chordae tendineae, and papillary muscles.
Abstract The unimpeded, forward flow of blood across the mitral orifice is contingent upon a coordinated interaction between the mitral annulus, the mitral valve leaflets, the chordae tendineae, andExpand
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Prognostic value of the signal-averaged electrocardiogram and a prolonged QRS in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy.
Studies of electrocardiographic predictors of mortality in patients with chronic heart failure have reached varying conclusions. Differences in the characteristics of the patients studied may explainExpand
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From rebellious palpitations to the discovery of auricular fibrillation: contributions of Mackenzie, Lewis and Einthoven.
  • M. Silverman
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of cardiology
  • 15 February 1994
An irregular pulse, referred to as rebellious palpitations, delirium cordis and pulsus irregularis perpetuus, was a cause of speculation by physicians since early times. It was James Mackenzie, aExpand
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Walter Gaskell and the understanding of atrioventricular conduction and block.
Walter Holbrook Gaskell was a nineteenth-century British physiologist whose investigations from 1874 until 1889 became central to our current understanding of cardiac physiology. His many cardiacExpand
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Woldemar Mobitz and His 1924 classification of second-degree atrioventricular block.
Woldemar Mobitz, an early 20th century German internist, analyzed arrhythmias by graphing the relationship of changing atrial rates and premature beats to AV conduction. Through an astuteExpand
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Acute myocardial infarction in hospitalized patients over age 70.
The history and clinical course of 175 patients aged 70 and older (Group A) with acute myocardial infarction (MI) was studied to determine the hospital mortality rate in this population group and toExpand
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