STEPHEN M. AYRES, M.D.; DANIEL S. LUKAS, M.D.
With recent widespread use of cardiac catheterization as a diagnostic tool, it has become increasingly apparent that isolated pulmonic stenosis, uncomplicated by defects of the septum, is a relatively common congenital anomaly. Of 750 patients with congenital heart disease in whom a definite diagnosis was established either clinically or by catheterization, Wood1 found that 13% had this anomaly. The older autopsy data are at variance with this experience. Abbott2 reported only nine examples of the condition in her series of 1,000 autopsied cases. Taussig,3 writing in 1947, described it as an extremely rare entity.
In 1949 Greene and co-workers4 could
AYRES SM, LUKAS DS. MILD PULMONIC STENOSIS: A CLINICAL AND HEMODYNAMIC STUDY OF ELEVEN CASES12. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1076–1087. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-5-1076
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(5):1076-1087.
Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Valvular Heart Disease.
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