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Article
October 1931

ISOLATED CONGENITAL DEXTROCARDIA: REPORT OF TWO CASES WITH UNUSUAL ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS; ANATOMIC, CLINICAL, ROENTGENOLOGIC AND ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC STUDIES OF THE CASES REPORTED IN THE LITERATURE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Medical Department of the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, service of Dr. George Baehr.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(4):683-717. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150040151010
Abstract
  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Report of Cases Personally Observed

  • History of the Subject

  • General Considerations

  • Etiology

  • Genesis of Isolated Dextrocardia

  • Anatomy

  • Cases of Isolated Dextrocardia Studied Anatomically Alone

  • Classification

  • Clinical Observations Based on Cases Reported in the Literature

  • Roentgen Observations

  • Electrocardiographic Observations

  • Diagnosis

  • Prognosis

  • Special Lists of Cases

  • Equivocal Cases

  • Cases Incorrectly Reported as Isolated Dextrocardia

  • Cases of Congenital Dextroversion

  • Situs Inversus of Viscera with Situs Solitus of the Heart

  • Summary

INTRODUCTION  While cases of total situs inversus have been recognized since antiquity, isolated dextrocardia has been noted only in the past two centuries. Despite its comparative rarity, an extensive casuistic literature exists. This type of dextrocardia merits a comprehensive study, since it involves one of the most complex phases of cardiology.The early contributions to the literature are mainly anatomic, the clinical reports being inadequate in the light of modern cardiologic methods. The roentgenographic and electrocardiographic methods of examination have added

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