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Case Reports
November 1934

CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY IN INFANCY: ASSOCIATED WITH THICKENED ENDOCARDIUM AND COARCTATION OF THE AORTA

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(5):1072-1079. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960180126008
Abstract

A 10 month old infant, who until the day of death had been in perfect health, was recently examined post mortem at the Beth Israel Hospital. There was a markedly hypertrophied and dilated heart, showing fibrous thickening of the left ventricular parietal endocardium without involvement of the valves. In addition, there were narrowing of the descending branch of the left coronary artery and a slight degree of coarctation of the aorta of the infantile type.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient was a 10 month old infant, a first child. The mother was 42 years old when the baby was born; the father, about 45 years old, had always been sickly and had been suspected of having tuberculosis. The pregnancy ran a normal course and the delivery was easy. The child was well until the day of admission, no history of previous infections being obtained.On the day of onset of

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