WALLACE M. YATER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CHARLES W. BARRIER, M.D.; PAUL E. MCNABB, F.A.C.P., Maj., M. C., U. S. A.
Heart block due to or dependent upon a congenital anomaly of the heart is rare. Acquired heart block of this kind is even more rare than congenital heart block. Forty-four accepted cases of congenital heart block have been collected from the literature by Yater, Lyon and McNabb,1 which include a new case studied histopathologically by these authors. In their review they state that patent interventricular septum was the diagnosis, either clinical or postmortem, in 26 cases. Necropsies were performed, however, in only five of the 44 cases, and in only three of these were histopathologic studies of the conduction system
YATER WM, BARRIER CW, MCNABB PE. ACQUIRED HEART BLOCK WITH ADAMS-STOKES ATTACKS DEPENDENT UPON A CONGENITAL ANOMALY (PERSISTENT OSTIUM PRIMUM)1: REPORT OF A CASE WITH DETAILED HISTOPATHOLOGIC STUDY. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1263–1277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-10-1263
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(10):1263-1277.
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