PAROXYSMAL VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA: REPORT OF A CASE SHOWING THE PHASES OF RECOVERY RECORDED BY ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH*

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Abstract

The uncommon finding of paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia with the phases of recovery recorded by electrocardiograph prompted this communication. The usual prognosis in such a case is quite grave, and since this patient recovered under therapy in spite of serious myocardial damage, it was thought worth while to report it.

CASE REPORT

W. E., a white male, aged 64, was admitted to the hospital by ambulance. He had suffered from a severe attack of precordial pain two years previously. The pain radiated down the left arm and was accompanied by dyspnea, weakness, and perspiration. Apparently, this was a coronary occlusion, although.

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