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Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome

noun Lown-Gan·ong-Le·vine syndrome \ ˈlau̇n-ˈgan-ˌȯŋ-lə-ˈvīn-, -ˈvēn- \

medical Definition of Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome

: a preexcitation syndrome characterized by atrial tachycardia together with a short P-R interval and a QRS complex of normal duration called also LGL syndrome

Biographical Note for lown-ganong-levine syndrome

  • Levine \lə-ˈvīn, -ˈvēn\, Samuel Albert (1891–1966), American cardiologist. Levine served for many years as a cardiologist at Boston's Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, which in 1965 established the Samuel Albert Levine Cardiac Center in his honor. Concurrently, he served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, which also honored him by establishing the Samuel A. Levine Professorship of Medicine in 1954. Levine's works included Coronary Thrombosis (1929) and (with Bernard Lown) Current Concepts in Digitalis Therapy (1954). With Lown and William Ganong he coauthored the 1952 article describing the syndrome that now bears their names.

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