Auricular Fibrillation Pathology


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Sources: Disturbances Of The Heart

Schoenberg [Footnote: Schoenberg: Frankfurt. Ztschr. f. Pathol.,

1909, ii, 4.] finds that in auricular fibrillation there are

definite signs in the node, such as round cell infiltration, showing

inflammation, a fibrosis of the tissue, and perhaps a sclerosis of

the blood vessels of that region. He also found that compression of

this nodal region of the auricle from some growth or other

disturbance in the mediastinal region could cause auricular

fibrillation.



Jarisch [Footnote: Jarisch: Deutsch. Arch. f. klin. Med., 1914, cxv,

376.] finds by personal investigations and by studying the

literature that the node showed pathologic disturbance in less than

half the cases. Consequently, although a pathologic condition of the

node is a frequent, and perhaps the most frequent, cause of

auricular fibrillation, other conditions, especially anything which

dilates the right auricle, may cause it.





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