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November 1942

CONGENITAL ATRESIA AND STENOSIS OF GREAT CARDIAC VESSELS: AORTIC ATRESIA; PULMONARY STENOSIS

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CHICAGO
From the Henry Baird Favill Laboratory of St. Luke's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(5):872-880. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010110104011
Abstract

Two hearts with congenital malformations were examined in autopsy material at St. Luke's Hospital within a short time. In one, there were atresia of the aortic valve, hypoplasia of the left auricle, ventricle and aorta, a patent foramen ovale, a patent ductus arteriosus and an intact interventricular septum. Maud E. Abbott1 recorded 12 almost identical conditions in her atlas. Since then 4 others have been described. This one is the seventeenth cardiac malformation of this type to be recorded.

The second anomalous heart had a stenosis of the pulmonary valve, hypertrophy of the right ventricle, a patent foramen ovale, a patent ductus arteriosus and an intact interventricular septum. Though pulmonary stenosis complicating some other gross congenital cardiac anomaly is not unusual, anomalous hearts with a combination of defects similar to those in the heart described here are much rarer. This report is the eighteenth record of this form of

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