Samuel Albert Levine (1891 – 1966) Polish-American cardiologist
- Innovator in the treatment of coronary thrombosis patients. He substituted arm-chair recuperation for bed rest.
- An early advocate for the use of the ‘mechanical-electro-cardiograph’ to study heart patients, but he impressed upon his students the value of simple bedside methods of examination. He believed a physician should use the cardiogram to supplement his stethoscope.
- Born 1 January 1891 Łomża, Poland
- 1914 Graduated in Medicine, Harvard
- Died 31 March 1966
- Lown–Ganong–Levine syndrome – Pre-excitation syndrome with short PR interval (A-V conduction time), normal QRS duration and paroxysms of tachycardia: Lown B – Ganong WF – Levine SA
- Levine Scale (Levine Grading Scale) – a six-point grading system that is used to define the volume or intensity of a heart murmur with an acoustic stethoscope
- Levine’s sign
- Samuel A. Levine Professorship (Harvard, 1954) founded with a gift from the late Charles E. Merrill of New York
- Levine SA, Lown B. The “chair” treatment of acute thrombosis. Trans Assoc Am Physicians. 1951;64:316-27. [PMID 14884265]
- Levine SA, Lown B. “Armchair” treatment of acute coronary thrombosis. J Am Med Assoc. 1952 Apr 19;148(16):1365-9. [PMID 14907380]
- Lown B, Ganong WF, Levine SA. The syndrome of short P-R interval, normal QRS complex and paroxysmal rapid heart action. Circulation. 1952 May;5(5):693-706. [PMID 14926053]
- Levine SA. Clinical Heart Disease. 1936
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