LEONARD SCHERLIS, M.D.; R ADAMS COWLEY, M.D.
The association of mitral stenosis with an interatrial septal defect was noted by Lutembacher in 1916,1 and his name has since been applied to this combination of lesions. In 1933 McGinn and White2 collected 23 cases and added another of their own. In 1934 Roesler3 found associated lesions of the mitral valve in 30 of the 62 instances of the interatrial defects which he reviewed. Burrett and White4 later reported that, of the combined series of Roesler and those gathered since then, 53.8% of the cases of interatrial defects had associated mitral stenosis.
However, Nadas and Alimurung5 have stressed the
SCHERLIS L, COWLEY RA. THE LUTEMBACHER SYNDROME: A PHYSIOLOGIC STUDY AND CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:575–590. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-3-575
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