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January 13, 1912

REPORT OF A CASE OF PAROXYSMAL TACHYCARDIA

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(2):111. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010113019
Abstract

Last year I published a paper on paroxysmal tachycardia1 in, which I reported one case which had been under observation for about three years. This patient has a mitral stenosis. She is still seen occasionally, has better general health than for several years, but is subject to these attacks at regular intervals. Another case came under my observation last May, and it presents certain interesting features which prompt me to report it.

History.  —This patient, a married woman of 29, came to me complaining of a distressing irregularity of the heart. A few weeks previously she had had a miscarriage followed by a peritonitis. I did not see her during this time. At my first visit she complained of weakness, shortness of breath, and pain in the cardiac region in addition to the irregularity mentioned above. I found no murmur, the heart slightly enlarged to the left (nipple line),

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