H. D. McIntosh, M.D., (Assoc.); R. E. Whalen, M.D.; R. R. Hernandez, M.D.; J. J. Morris, M.D.; W. C. Sealy, M.D.
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This report contrasts the diagnostic precision of cardiac catheterization technics with selective cinefluorography in 37 consecutive patients with suspected congenital heart disease and demonstrates the increased diagnostic precision gained by combining the technics in the individual patient.
The complete diagnosis was correctly determined preoperatively by combined study in 13 of the 14 patients operated upon. Neither technic completely diagnosed a cor triatiorium with anomalous pulmonary venous drainage. Of these 13 patients the precise diagnosis could be established solely by catheterization in 11 and solely by cinefluorography in eight. Catheterization studies failed to distinguish a coronary A-V fistula from other causes
McIntosh HD, Whalen RE, Hernandez RR, et al. The Diagnostic Precision of Cardiac Catheterization and Cinefluorographic Technics in Congenital Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1037. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1037_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1037.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology.
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