Congenital Heart Defects

  • James E. Lindemann


The symbolism associated with the heart in human thought and literature suggests that its function and its impairment will have psychological meaning that transcends the physiological. The heart has variously been seen as the seat of the emotions and the situs of the self. Aristotle thought of the brain as the cooling system for the heart. Affairs of the heart defy categorization into mind and body.


Congenital Heart Disease Congenital Heart Atrial Septal Defect Ventricular Septal Defect Rheumatic Fever 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Lindemann
    • 1
  1. 1.The Oregon Health Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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