Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis
Facial resemblance to a patient in whom supravalvular aortic stenosis was discovered and successfully relieved at operation has led to the correct diagnosis of supravalvular stenosis in three other patients. All four patients are mentally subnormal. The presence of supravalvular aortic stenosis in mentally retarded patients with the unusual facial features here detailed may constitute a syndrome that has not previously been described.
- © 1961 American Heart Association, Inc.