HOUCK E. BOLTON, M.D.; J. ERNEST DELMONICO JR., M.D.; CHARLES P. BAILEY, M.D.
One of the most dreaded complications attendant upon intracardiac surgery is the occurrence of embolization to the cerebral circulation, with its associated high mortality and morbidity. We are presenting a method for reducing the incidence of such episodes which seems to offer a practical approach toward the solution of this problem.
In a previous publication1 we described the technic and presented a small number of cases in which it was used. The number of cases so handled is now 433, and it would seem that the figures are statistically significant. These cases are compared with 235 consecutive cases in which
BOLTON HE, DELMONICO JE, BAILEY CP. PREVENTION OF CEREBRAL EMBOLISM DURING MITRAL COMMISSUROTOMY: RESULTS IN 433 CONSECUTIVE CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:272–281. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-272
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):272-281.
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