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Birth Defects, Original Article Series: Vol VIII, No. 1 Feb 1972, Congenital Cardiac Defects—Recent Advances

Am J Dis Child. 1972;124(6):949. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1972.02110180151029.
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This book consists of 15 articles contributed by 29 authors. Its editors are Daniel Bergsma and Sidney Blumenthal. The contributors have written about subjects in which they have special interest. The topics are presented in random order and are concerned with aspects of congenital heart disease.

The diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary vascular disease are discussed by Dr. Julien Hoffman. Dr. Abraham Rudolph relates his observations on coarctation of the aorta in the fetal and neonatal periods. Dr. Norman Talner describes the adjustment in the neonate and young infant to a congenital cardiac defect. Dr. Dan McNamara et al present their experience in the management of total anomalous pulmonary venous return in the young infant. Dr. William Rashkind tells about the natural and unnatural history of transposition of the great vessels. Kiechel, Blumenthal, and Griffiths describe a syndrome of papillary muscle infarction and dysfunction in infants.

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