HAROLD FEIL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PHILLIP L. ROSSMAN, M.D.
Prompted by recent developments in cardiac surgery we have investigated, from an electrocardiographic point of view, the effect of surgical manipulation of the heart, both during and after operation. This study is based upon a series of 32 patients all of whom were operated on by Dr. Claude S. Beck. The operations were of two types. The first operative group comprised cases of cardiac anastomosis,1 for angina pectoris and coronary sclerosis, of which there were 24 cases. The second group were cases of resection of compressive pericardial scars2 for chronic cardiac compression (Pick's disease), of which there were eight cases,
FEIL H, ROSSMAN PL. ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS IN CARDIAC SURGERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:402–414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-3-402
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(3):402-414.
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