ALEXANDER E. W. ADA, M.D.; OSWALD R. JONES, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ARCHIBALD D. SHEERAN, M.D.
The purpose of this paper is to present the clinical syndrome of chronic constrictive pericarditis as it occurred in two patients on whom a total of three pericardial resections was done. Since Churchill1 performed the first successful pericardial resection for chronic constrictive pericarditis in this country in 1928, a formidable literature, with particular emphasis on the surgical treatment of the disease, has developed in this country. There are several admirable discussions of the historic aspects of chronic constrictive pericarditis.2, 3, 4, 5 The pioneer contributions of Churchill and White,1, 2, 6 Blalock and Burwell,3 and Beck7 have been supplemented by
ADA AEW, JONES OR, SHEERAN AD. PERICARDIECTOMY IN TWO CASES OF CHRONIC CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:777–789. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-3-777
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(3):777-789.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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