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As the foreword to this monograph points out, it seems paradoxical that a technique as widely available as extracorporeal perfusion has been used so infrequently for support in circulatory failure. The first half of this book reviews previous efforts at mechanical assistance in cardiac failure and discusses the physiologic bases for mechanical support of the failing circulation. The author strongly emphasizes the importance of objective physiologic and biochemical measurements in assessing patients with circulatory failure and includes his criteria for initiation of mechanical assistance. The second half of the book consists of case reports of 13 illustrative patients.
Support of the Failing Circulation. The Use of a Pump Oxygenator in Clinical Cardiac Failure.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:683. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-3-683_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(3_Part_1):683.
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