ROBERT C. JONES; WELDON J. WALKER; EDWARD J. JAHNKE; DEAN F. WINN JR.
Patients with congenital aortic stenosis are prone to sudden and unexpected death, in spite of their apparent well-being when first seen by the physician. The average reported mortality in such individuals is 7.5 per cent before the age of 20 (1). This potentially lethal malformation is amenable to surgical relief with relatively low mortality and morbidity rates (2-5). It is therefore important that physicians properly screen patients for necessary diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Unfortunately, significant information relating to the severity of obstruction is not consistently revealed by the history, physical examination, routine chest radiogram, and the electrocardiogram. Thus far, there
JONES RC, WALKER WJ, JAHNKE EJ, et al. Congenital Aortic Stenosis: Correlation of Clinical Severity with Hemodynamic and Surgical Findings in Forty-three Cases. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:486–493. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-3-486
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(3):486-493.
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