Pseudo-Thump Version

John B. Kostis, M. Jay Goodkind

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To the Editor: Prompted by descriptions of chest thumps, thump versions and posterior thump versions published in the Journal (issues of November 26, 1970. February 18. 1971, April 22, 1971, and May 27, 1971), we should like to call attention to a case of pseudo-thump version. It occurred in a 65-year-old woman admitted to our coronary-care unit because of chest pain. The night nurse observed on the monitor what appeared to be ventricular fibrillation and (being aware of the literature reports) immediately “thump-verted” the patient, with “excellent results.” On the next day closer examination of the tracing (Fig. 1) revealed ….

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)782
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 6 1972

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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