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December 1948

Cardiopatias congenitas de la infancia.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;82(6):627-628. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220290111013

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This work constitutes a textbook for a course on congenital heart disease given by the author at the University of Habana. It is primarily aimed, however, at the pediatrician rather than at the student, as the material is covered in a fairly exhaustive manner. The embryologic basis of cardiac anomalies is well reviewed, followed by a discussion of the methods of the investigation that apply to congenital heart disease. A discussion on cyanosis, including gasometric studies, is then presented and followed by a general description of the cyanotic syndromes. Detailed studies of the individual congenital cardiac abnormalities constitute the final section of the book. Emphasis is primarily laid on diagnosis, prognosis and treatment, and particular attention is given to those congenital cardiac conditions that are amenable to surgical correction. Particularly impressive are the descriptions of roentgenographic and gasometric studies as they apply to the definitive diagnosis of cardiac anomalies. Many

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