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Case Reports
September 1941

AORTIC ATRESIA WITH HYPOPLASIA OF THE LEFT VENTRICLE

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
From the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology, Temple University School of Medicine.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(3):629-633. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000150153020
Abstract

In a series of 1,000 cases of congenital heart disease Abbott1 included 12 cases in which aortic atresia was the primary lesion and 2 additional cases in which it was associated with another cardiac defect. In 1 of these cases a systolic murmur was noted, in 1 a continuous murmur and in 8 cyanosis. Roberts2 found 9 cases of this anomaly alone and 6 additional cases in which it was associated with other congenital cardiac defects. He reported another case, that of a second-born twin who had severe cyanosis and dyspnea and who died twenty hours after birth; the first-born twin, who died immediately after birth, had a normal heart. In this group of cases Roberts correlated the duration of life with the size of the interatrial aperture. Three of the same cases were included in a review by Lippincott,3 who added the report of a case

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