HELEN B. TAUSSIG, M.D.; S. RICHARD BAUERSFELD, M.D.
This report is concerned with the first 1,000 patients operated upon by Dr. Alfred Blalock and his associates for the alleviation of pulmonary stenosis or atresia by a systemic-pulmonic anastomosis. These patients were operated upon between November, 1944, and October, 1950, and have been followed up to March 1, 1952; hence, all of these patients have been followed for at least 18 months and some for more than seven years.
As in the previous report,1 the results are classified as good, fair, unimproved and died. A good result means that, regardless of the degree of incapacity before operation, cyanosis was
TAUSSIG HB, BAUERSFELD SR. FOLLOW-UP STUDIES ON THE FIRST 1,000 PATIENTS OPERATED ON FOR PULMONARY STENOSIS OR ATRESIA (RESULTS UP TO MARCH, 1952)1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:1–8. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-1-1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(1):1-8.
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