Congenital defects of the human heart: Nomenclature and anatomy

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There are numerous congenital defects of the human heart and many typically require medical intervention. The primary goal of this chapter is to briefly define such abnormalities and introduce the reader to the various classification schemes that have been used to describe their relative anatomic and functional features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, and Devices
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781588294432
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Aortopulmonary window defect
  • Atresia
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Ebstein's anomaly
  • Interrupted aortic arch
  • Persistent truncus arteriosus
  • Septal defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
  • Transposition of the great vessels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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