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April 1951

Introduction into the Modern Diagnosis of Congenital Angiocardiologic Conditions.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(4):604-605. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030615016

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This volume consists of nine articles published in the Helvetica Acta Paediatrica, with an introduction by G. Fanconi, Zurich. The first article, by M. Grob and E. Rossi, is a highly condensed presentation of the methods for the differential diagnosis of fifteen typical congenital disorders of the heart. The following methods are discussed: clinical findings at heart and lungs; complications; life duration; cause of death; electrocardiogram; phonocardiographic record; roentgen ray findings in the anteroposterior, left oblique and right oblique views; angiocardiogram (dextrogram, levogram); fluorescein time, needed for the determination of the circulation time, and catheterization of the heart, used for determination of the oxygen saturation and for the measurement of the intracardial pressure in the vena cava, right atrium, right ventricle and arteria pulmonalis. The findings are illustrated in sixty-eight diagrams. A table, 3 pages wide, with very instructive drawings summarizes the findings characteristic for the normal heart and for

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