C. P. BAILEY; D. F. DOWNING; G. D. GECKELER; W. LIKOFF; H. GOLDBERG; J. C. SCOTT; OTTO JANTON; H. P. REDONDO-RAMIREZ
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Developmental defects of the interatrial septum which allow a shunt of blood between the chambers are of frequent occurrence. This abnormality, alone or in combination with other cardiac or great vessel malformations, accounts for a large proportion of any series of congenital cardiac defects.
Although a few patients with relatively large atrial septal defects live to old age with surprisingly little evidence of cardiac embarrassment, the majority of such individuals are not so fortunate. For that reason our interest has been turned to the possibility of surgical therapy. The present communication reports our efforts along that line and reviews the
BAILEY CP, DOWNING DF, GECKELER GD, et al. CONGENITAL INTERATRIAL COMMUNICATIONS: CLINICAL AND SURGICAL CONSIDERATIONS WITH A DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SURGICAL TECHNIC: ATRIO-SEPTO-PEXY1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:888–920. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-888
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(5):888-920.
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