JOHN J. KELLY JR., M.D.; HAROLD A. LYONS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
An atrial septal defect is now recognized as one of the most common forms of congenital heart disease. This lesion may permit the patient to live to old age without producing any appreciable handicap. It also appears that an atrial septal defect is the type of congenital heart disease most frequently found in middle age. In a large municipal hospital over a four-year period, we have recognized 19 patients over the age of 45 years with this disorder. Eleven of the patients were male and eight were female. Two of the diagnoses were made by postmortem examination and 12 by
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KELLY JJ, LYONS HA. ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT IN THE AGED(ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT IN THE AGED*†)(ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT IN THE AGED*†). Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:267–283. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-267
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):267-283.
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