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February 1982

The Neonate With Congenital Heart Disease

Author Affiliations

Cardiology Section Texas Children's Hospital 6621 Fannin St Houston, TX 77030

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(2):182-183. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970380094039

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This is the second edition of this monograph, which appears in the series Major Problems in Clinical Pediatrics.

Although readers often skip prefaces, I recommend this one, for it explains why a book on this subject is needed. Developments have improved the outlook for infants with critical heart disease, including new methods of cardiovascular diagnosis, earlier referral of infants to cardiac centers, and improved transportation. Diagnostic methods are safer and more precise, and medical and surgical treatments have advanced since the publication of the first edition.

The authors use a systematic and clear format, and the reader will profit either by using this book as a reference or by reading it from cover to cover; however, he should remember that this is not a general textbook of pediatric cardiovascular disease.

A number of innovative features are used. The anatomy of the normal cardiovascular system, peculiar to the newborn, is described

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