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
ROSSMAN JI. CONGENITAL ATRESIA AND STENOSIS OF GREAT CARDIAC VESSELS: AORTIC ATRESIA; PULMONARY STENOSIS. Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(5):872–880. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010110104011
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