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June 1960

News and Comment

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1960;99(6):862-863. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.02070030864023

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ANNOUNCEMENTS  American Heart Association Publications.—The American Heart Association's booklet for the practicing physician on evaluation and management of congenital cardiac defects has been revised and is available from local Heart Associations and the American Heart Association under the new title, "Evaluation and Management of Congenital Cardiac Defects." It was formerly titled, "Congenital Cardiac Defects, a Physician's Guide for Evaluation and Management."Intended to help the physician determine when referral to a cardiologist is required, the 32-page booklet has been substantially revised and expanded to keep pace with the rapid advance in surgical treatment of congenital heart defects. In addition, a new section has been added on Cardiac Defects Amenable to Surgery, which lists some of the signs associated with such defects.A new booklet, "If Your Child Has a Congenital Heart Defect," suitable for distribution by physicians to parents of patients with operable cardiac defects, has been published by

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