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February 6, 1937

TRANSITORY HYPERGLYCEMIA AND GLYCOSURIA IN ACUTE CORONARY OCCLUSION

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1937;108(6):443-445. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780060009003
Abstract

The report of a transitory hyperglycemia and glycosuria occurring in a patient with acute coronary occlusion follows:

M. E., a white woman, aged 52, entered the Cedars of Lebanon medical ward, service of Dr. H. H. Lissner, at 3 a. m., Jan. 16, 1936. She complained of cutting pain in the precordium radiating down the inner aspect of the left arm, nausea and vomiting. The patient had had a known hypertension for several years, according to her attending physician, and during the past year had noted a mild pain of a similar character which had been induced by exertion, excitement or heavy eating and relieved by rest. These pains had been gradually becoming more severe and frequent. On the day previous to admission she had felt somewhat weak and about 10: 30 p. m., while resting, the onset of the pain had occurred very suddenly. She was apparently in shock

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