Meeting of AM College of Chest Physicians
- A. Hoffman, D. Burckhardt
- San Francisco
It is well known that irregular heartbeats are not infrequently detected on a routine physical examination, and for years conflicting conclusions have been drawn regarding the significance of such irregularities. This is particularly true when sporadic ventricular or supraventricular premature beats (VPB’s or SVPB’s) are recorded on a routine electrocardiogram, without any evidence, or even suspicion, of heart disease.