M C Kozonis

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A PATIENT with a pericardial effusion may frequently present a diagnostic problem. A primary malignancy of the heart or pericardium is one of the rare causes of such an effusion. Lymburner1 at the Mayo Clinic reported an incidence of .05 per cent in 8,500 consecutive autopsies. Mesotheliomas compose only a small percentage of the primary tumors of the heart(More)
A patient is described who, at the age of 39, was diagnosed by cardiac catheterization as having congenital tricuspid atresia. Now 57 years old, this patient has never had surgery to correct or change this abnormality. Her survival is the longest reported for a patient with tricuspid atresia without surgical intervention.
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