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Progress in Pediatrics
June 1943

NEWER CONCEPTS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK
Fellow of the Dazian Foundation of Medical Research.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;65(6):922-936. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010180098015
Abstract

We are presenting some of the newer criteria of diagnosis of congenital heart disease, as a result of which more precision in diagnosis has become possible. The excellent reviews of atrial septal defect by Roesler1 and Bedford, Papp and Parkinson2 and the reports of Gross,3 Eppinger, Burwell and Gross,4 and Touroff and Vesell5 on patent ductus arteriosus have placed the clinical diagnosis of these conditions on a sound footing. During the past four years we have studied upward of 80 cases of congenital heart disease both clinically and by angiocardiography. In some cases, operative and postmortem data also were available. Visualization of the cardiac chambers during life after the intravenous injection of 70 per cent diodrast has permitted, in our opinions, a more accurate analysis of the cardiac contours and a clearer understanding of the disturbed cardiac physiology than were available previously. All of our

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