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November 1955

Atlas of Congenital Cardiac Disease.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(5):652. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010654005

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This classic monograph, first published in 1936, has been out of print for a long time. The recent increased interest in congenital heart disease resulting from surgical achievements in this field has led to numerous requests for a reprinting.

The American Heart Association has responded to these requests by printing a facsimile of the original edition in the number of 1500 copies.

The first part of the atlas is devoted to the development and comparative anatomy of the heart.

The second part classifies congenital heart lesions into three groups, depending upon the pathological physiology of the altered circulation as induced by the defect: 1. No abnormal communication (acyanotic group); 2. Arterial-venous shunt with terminal reversal of flow: 3. Venous-arterial shunt and retardation of flow.

The various lesions are discussed under these headings. Finally, there is appended a chart analyzing 1000 cases of congenital heart disease studied at autopsy.

In spite

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