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April 1953

ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY IN CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE CORRELATED WITH CLINICAL AND AUTOPSY FINDINGS: A Five-Year Clinical and Pathological Study of Thirty-Four Cases in Infants and Young Children out of a Series of Eleven Hundred Patients, and Four Hundred Twenty-Five Angiocardiograms

Author Affiliations

From the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research, the Pediatric Cardiophysiology Department of the Cook County Children's Hospital, and the Pediatric Department of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Aided by a grant from the Jack Galter Foundation.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(4):404-443. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070418002

WHILE angiocardiography was first introduced in 1937 by Castellanos, Pereiras, and Garcia1 and was perfected as a practical technique by Robb and Steinberg,2 its widespread use as an aid to clinical diagnosis of congenital malformations of the heart has not come about until recent years. Much of the literature written concerning angiocardiography has been collected from studies on older children and adults. There have been few reports, however, in which predominantly infants and young children have been studied.3 In their recent comprehensive review of the subject of angiocardiography, Dotter and Steinberg4 reported that only 32 cases of congenital malformations of the heart of the cyanotic type had been reported prior to their publication in which angiocardiography had been performed and correlated with autopsy findings. It is, therefore, the purpose of this study to present a complete clinical-pathologic correlation with angiocardiographic studies of 34 cases, 25 of

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