FRED ALEXANDER, M.D.; PAUL D. WHITE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Today surgery holds much hope for the congenitally cyanotic patient in whom there is a diminution of blood flow to the lungs. Foreknowledge of the existing cardiac condition, of the position of the great vessels, and of any hidden congenital vascular anomaly would favor greatly a successful postoperative result.
Recent surgical advances in the treatment of the Tetralogy of Fallot reflect the importance both of the differential diagnosis and of the careful selection of suitable operative candidates. It is the purpose of this report to present four cases of cyanosis encountered at the Massachusetts General Hospital in which the final
ALEXANDER F, WHITE PD. FOUR IMPORTANT CONGENITAL CARDIAC CONDITIONS CAUSING CYANOSIS TO BE DIFFERENTIATED FROM THE TETRALOGY OF FALLOT: TRICUSPID ATRESIA, EISENMENGER'S COMPLEX, TRANSPOSITION OF THE GREAT VESSELS, AND A SINGLE VENTRICLE1. Ann Intern Med. ;27:64–83. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-27-1-64
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(1):64-83.
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