G. C. Friesinger, M.D.; J. M. Criley, M.D.; R. S. Ross, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Cyanotic congenital heart disease is usually described as it presents in childhood. Little emphasis has been placed on the features which occasionally permit long survival and at the same time make the classic findings (as seen in children) less evident. Survival to adult life usually indicates a less severe form of malformation, but correction may still be possible and desirable in order to promote longevity and prevent complications.
In a series of 25 cyanotic adults, we encountered a wide variety of lesions which often were not recognizable solely by clinical means. The entities likely to be confused with the tetralogy
G. C. Friesinger, J. M. Criley, R. S. Ross. Diagnostic Problems in Cyanotic Heart Disease in the Adult.. Ann Intern Med. 1962;56:667. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-667_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):667.
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