EDWARD MASSIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ANIBAL ROBERTO VALLE, M.D.
The surgical removal of the entire lung is the only method of treatment which has been employed to date that has been at all efficacious for pulmonary carcinoma. Many special problems attend removal of such a vital organ. Chief among the difficulties encountered is the effect on the heart and remaining lung of the abrupt shunting of the entire pulmonary circulation through the vascular bed of the one undisturbed lung. This fact takes on even more importance when one considers that there is probably no other part of the body, the derangements of which have such a profound influence upon
MASSIE E, VALLE AR. CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS COMPLICATING TOTAL PNEUMONECTOMY(CARDIAC ARRHYTHMIAS COMPLICATING TOTAL PNEUMONECTOMY*). Ann Intern Med. 1947;26:231–239. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-2-231
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(2):231-239.
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