NEWELL W. PHILPOTT, M.D., C. M.
Study of congenital cardiac disease offers much of interest and constantly affords many fascinating problems. It is a well established fact that congenital cardiac defects act as a predisposing factor in the occurrence of infectious heart disease. Cardiac anomalies, especially those of the non-cyanotic group, such as defects in the interventricular septum, bicuspid semilunar valves, and patent ductus arteriosus are commonly the site of infective processes. In a series of 656 cardiac anomalies collected by Abbott the total incidence of inflammatory heart disease was 129 cases, or 19.6 per cent, of which 96 cases were in the non-cyanotic group and
PHILPOTT NW. Two Cases of Cardiovascular Anomaly1: I. Vegetative Pulmonary Endarteritis Complicating Persistent Ductus, II. Hypoplasia of Aorta.. Ann Intern Med. ;2:948–962. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-9-948
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(9):948-962.
Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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