W. C. SWANN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. WERTHAMMER, M.D.
In the last few years interest in congenital heart disease has increased inasmuch as surgical treatment is now possible in certain types. An attempt is now usually made to diagnose clinically and to classify anatomically the type of malformation present. Some malformations are difficult to diagnose, requiring such elaborate technics as catherization of the heart chambers and gas analysis of the blood. Many malformations can be correctly diagnosed by ordinary clinical means. Such a malformation is the anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. This condition is very rare and only 54 cases have been so
SWANN WC, WERTHAMMER S. ABERRANT CORONARY ARTERIES: EXPERIENCES IN DIAGNOSIS WITH REPORT OF THREE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:873–884. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-4-873
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(4):873-884.
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