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 1956. [3][4][5]

The "Dressler beat", a type of QRS complex,[6] is also named after him.

References[edit]

  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. ^ Bendjelid K, Pugin J (November 2004). "Is Dressler syndrome dead?". Chest 126 (5): 1680–2. doi:10.1378/chest.126.5.1680. PMID 15539743. 
  4. ^ Streifler J, Pitlik S, Dux S; et al. (April 1984). "Dressler's syndrome after right ventricular infarction". Postgrad Med J 60 (702): 298–300. doi:10.1136/pgmj.60.702.298. PMC 2417818. PMID 6728756. 
  5. ^ Dressler W (January 1959). "The post-myocardial-infarction syndrome: a report on forty-four cases". AMA Arch Intern Med 103 (1): 28–42. doi:10.1001/archinte.1959.00270010034006. PMID 13605300. 
  6. ^ 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.