BENJAMIN J. ELWOOD, M.D.; ISADORE E. GERBER, M.D.
A developmental defect of the interauricular septum may vary from a small patency of the foramen ovale to complete arrest of formation of the septum. When the interauricular communication is one or more centimeters in diameter the defect may be considered sufficiently large to permit a considerable shunt of blood from the left to the right side of the heart. As a result, there ensues a significant alteration in circulatory dynamics with consequent anatomic changes in the heart and pulmonary vessels. Modern contributions to the knowledge of interauricular septal defects have been made by Abbott,1 Assman,2 Roesler,3 McGinn and White,4
ELWOOD BJ, GERBER IE. LARGE INTERAURICULAR SEPTAL DEFECT ASSOCIATED WITH TUBERCULOSIS AND AMYLOIDOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:485–493. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-3-485
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(3):485-493.
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