LEONARD S. SOMMER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Criteria for long-term care of patients born with cardiac defects have been published by the Congenital Heart Disease Study Group of the Inter-Society Commission for Heart Disease Resources (1, 2). An earlier report gives requirements for the acute care of these patients. They are two of a series of reports of different cardiovascular study groups that have appeared as appendixes in several issues of Circulation since May 1970.
General and specific guidelines, in narrative and tabular form, indicate steps to be taken from the recognition of a congenital cardiac disorder at any age from birth onward. The important role of
SOMMER LS. Resources for Optimal Care of Congenital Heart Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;76:664–665. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-664
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):664-665.
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