J. SCOTT BUTTERWORTH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Interest in abnormal cardiac rhythms occurring during surgical procedures has been stimulated in recent years by demonstration that many of these rhythms can be controlled or converted to a normal mechanism by proper therapy—drug, mechanical or electrical. With the emphasis at the present time on cardiac catheterization, angiocardiography and cardiac surgery, these abnormal rhythms have become more common due to mechanical irritation of the heart; therefore, the diagnosis and treatment of these arrhythmias have been the subject of much investigation, with resulting great improvement in technics.
The abnormal rhythms associated with cardiac catheterization and surgery are, in general, similar
BUTTERWORTH JS. ABNORMAL RHYTHMS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIAC SURGERY AND THEIR TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1088–1095. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-5-1088
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(5):1088-1095.
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