Obituaries

David Arthur Conn

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1962 (Published 07 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i1962
  1. Alan G Conn,
  2. I Graeme Conn

David Arthur Conn was the son of a general practitioner and a teacher. At the age of 8 he developed exertional chest pain, and his father, Ian (see obituary: http://www.bmj.com/content/336/7646/727.1), diagnosed aortic stenosis. Cardiac catheterisation in Glasgow revealed a complex aortic root hypoplasia. At the National Heart Hospital, under the care of Jane Sommerville and Donald Ross, David underwent aortoplasty and later, an aortic homograft. A second homograft was required in his late teens when the first graft calcified.

With remarkable strength of character, David turned a childhood of …

View Full Text

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe