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June 15, 1970

Atrial Fibrillation in Severe Anemia

Author Affiliations

From the Medical Service, Public Health Service Hospital, Savannah, Ga. Dr. Buxbaum is now with the New York University School of Medicine, and Dr. Furgerson is now with the Public Health Service Hospital, Galveston, Tex.

JAMA. 1970;212(11):1958-1959. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170240160025

An elderly woman with severe anemia was hospitalized because of severe debility. On admission her electrocardiogram showed atrial fibrillation. After a transfusion of packed erythrocytes her rhythm converted to a normal sinus mechanism.