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March 1958

The Salient Points and the Value of Venous Angiocardiography in the Diagnosis of the Cyanotic Types of Congenital Malformations of the Heart.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(3):336-337. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050338022

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A very long title is given to a small volume in which the authors review their experience with angiocardiography in the diagnosis of congenital heart disease with cyanosis. This experience includes 421 angiocardiograms done on 283 patients. As a result of this study the various entities are divided into four groups, as follows: those in which, with proper interpretation of a technically good angiocardiogram, the diagnosis can (1) almost always be made, (2) usually be made, (3) usually not be made, and (4) always requires additional studies.

In the first section of the book examples of angiocardiographic films representing each of the entities are presented along with a brief outline of the pathology, hemodynamics, and salient angiocardiographic features of each malformation. The reproductions of these films are excellent, and the accompanying descriptions are brief but accurate.

The second section of the book is a presentation and discussion of the data

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