Some Clinical Features of Complete Heart Block
A review was made of 251 cases of complete heart block. They were divided into the following groups: coronary artery disease (nonacute), 58 cases; myocardial infarction (acute), 49 cases; hypertensive heart disease, 62 cases; rheumatic heart disease, 21 cases; miscellaneous, 16 cases; "etiology undetermined," 18 cases; and digitalis intoxication, 27 cases. Among the various clinical features analyzed were the sex and age factors, the occurrence of syncope, palpitation, congestive failure, anginal pain, and the duration of life after the onset of major symptoms. Methods of treatment are discussed.
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