FRANK M. MOWRY, M.D.; E. W. REYNOLDS JR., M.D.
Advances in major thoracic surgery have been made possible by new surgical, diagnostic, and anesthetic techniques and by a more complete understanding of the complications of thoracotomy. Baily and Betts (1) and Currens, White, and Churchill (2) emphasized the importance of cardiac rhythm disturbance as a potentially serious complication of thoracotomy. The incidence of arrhythmia after resectional lung surgery has been studied extensively (1-6), and various prophylactic regimens have been proposed (4, 5, 7-9). Because of the frequency with which cardiac rhythm disturbances attend resectional surgery of the lung and the potentially serious results of these arrhythmias, we have evaluated
MOWRY FM, REYNOLDS EW. Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances Complicating Resectional Surgery of the Lung. Ann Intern Med. ;61:688–695. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-688
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):688-695.
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