HARRY F. ZINSSER JR.; JULIAN JOHNSON
The best results of mitral valvular surgery have been obtained in those patients with mitral disease characterized chiefly by stenosis. As yet, we consider surgery for correction of mitral insufficiency to be in the preliminary stage of its development, although much work has been done on this problem. It is desirable, therefore, to choose for surgery those patients with mitral obstruction of a degree sufficient to prevent satisfactory diastolic filling of the left ventricle. Ordinary methods, including the routine history, physical examination and standard roentgenographic technics, have been inconsistent in predicting the degree of mitral valvular obstruction. Hence, the search
ZINSSER HF, JOHNSON J. THE USE OF ANGIOCARDIOGRAPHY IN THE SELECTION OF PATIENTS FOR MITRAL VALVULAR SURGERY1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1200–1218. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1200
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(6):1200-1218.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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