William Dressler

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William Dressler (1890–1969) was a cardiologist born in Poland, who went on to become a Director of Cardiology at Maimonides Medical Center.[1][2]

Dressler's syndrome is named after him for discovering the condition in 1960.

The "Dressler beat", a type of QRS complex,[3] is also named after him.


  1. ^ "Dressler's+syndrome - Definition from Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  2. ^ Whitworth, Judith A.; Firkin, Barry G. (1996). Dictionary of medical eponyms. New York: Parthenon Pub. p. 99. ISBN 1-85070-333-7. 
  3. ^ Lam P, Saba S (2002). "Approach to the evaluation and management of wide complex tachycardias". Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J 2 (4): 120–6. PMC 1557420. PMID 16951728.