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October 1964

Sinoatrial Heart Block.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(4):576. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860100158043

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This small monograph assembles a nearly complete bibliography dealing with sinoatrial (S-A) block. It discusses the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the S-A node and experimental studies on the production of S-A block. It reviews clinical material from various authors and discusses the etiology, symptomatology, and therapy of this condition. The electrocardiographic diagnosis and the differential diagnosis are discussed in detail.

I deplore that one of the investigators who has studied in great detail the blood supply to the S-A node (Géraudel) was not quoted. In spite of this minor omission, the book should have value for students of this condition, and the authors should be commended for presenting in a single book such disparate material.

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