CARLETON B. CHAPMAN, M.D.; STANLEY L. ROBBINS, M.D.
Patent ductus arteriosus is a congenital cardiac lesion usually producing a shunt of blood from the aorta to the pulmonary artery. Cyanosis in the condition is rare, although a transient cyanosis may sometimes be seen following bouts of crying or coughing.1 Maude Abbott states that the left ventricle is characteristically more enlarged than the right, but a recent report by Keys and Shapiro2 indicates that the reverse may be true. Pulmonary vascular sclerosis and polycythemia are not components of the syndrome as usually described. The following case of patent ductus arteriosus is remarkable in that (a) there was cyanosis of
CHAPMAN CB, ROBBINS SL. PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS WITH PULMONARY VASCULAR SCLEROSIS AND CYANOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:312–323. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-2-312
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(2):312-323.
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