Cardiographic Observations on a Fin-Back Whale
The beaching of a 40-ton fia-back whale on a Provincetown shore provided a fortuitous opportunity for taking the first cardiograms of the largest mammal. A representative 15-lead cardiogram is shown. This does not differ materially from other large mammals, except that the time scale of events is extremely prolonged. Abnormal foci of ventricular beats and compensatory pauses are illustrated.
- Received April 25, 1960.
- © 1960 American Heart Association, Inc.