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Case Reports
January 1930

CONGENITAL COMPLETE HEART BLOCK: REPORT OF A CASE WITH AN ASSOCIATED PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(1):131-140. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930130143015
Abstract

The following case is reported because it represents an addition of an uncommon condition to the reported cases, emphasizes the ease with which such a case may escape recognition and indicates the importance of electrocardiographic study, includes a striking and characteristic roentgenogram, and offers an interesting combination of congenital defects which fail to give rise to markedly characteristic symptoms or physical signs.

REPORT OF CASE  History.—D. D., a white girl, born on Nov. 5, 1918, was first seen in the Harriet Lane Dispensary on Jan. 23, 1924, at the age of 5½ years, with a complaint of languidness, nervousness, jumping of the heart and swelling of the neck. The family history was unimportant and there was no knowledge of syphilis. A sister, aged 3½2 years, and a brother, aged 17 months, were living and well.The past history included a normal, full-term delivery, with no snuffles, desquamation or cyanosis

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