JOSEPH R. FONTANETTA, M.D.
Coarctation of the aorta is infrequently encountered clinically, although it is one of the most common congenital cardiac anomalies. In Abbott's series of 1000 cases of congenital cardiovascular defects, this condition was noted in 142 instances, being the primary lesion in seventy-nine. Baugh1 places the incidence as high as one per thousand in the general population, while Blackford2 maintains from his study of necropsy material that the frequency approximates one in 1550 cases. Similarly Levine3 has stated that one in every 2000 persons in the general population has this abnormality. Abbott and Weiss4 have emphasized the frequency with which this
FONTANETTA JR. COARCTATION OF THE AORTA1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:283–287. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-2-283
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