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May 21, 1955

Cardiac Anomalies: A Clinicopathologic Correlation

JAMA. 1955;158(3):238. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960030088038

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The advent of new diagnostic aids, such as cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography, and the advances in surgical treatment of cardiac lesions have brought greater interest in congenital anomalies of the heart. Several books on the subject have appeared recently, usually in the form of an atlas such as this book. The common and some of the less common cardiac anomalies are covered in this book. A brief outline of the clinical features is presented, followed by a photograph of the gross pathological specimen and occasionally supplemented by microscopic sections. All the photographs are in black and white and are less effective than the color photographs seen in other books covering the same subject matter. Roentgenograms, usually of the posteroanterior view only, accompany the description of each major lesion. No angiocardiograms are included. Electrocardiograms of only three standard leads are shown. None of the case reports include data obtained by cardiac

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