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Myocardial revascularization owes its current resurgence of popularity to a major advance in descriptive methodology. Selective coronary arteriography, as developed by Sones and coworkers, has provided objective, angiographic evidence of implant vessel patency in living subjects. Although of primary importance, selective coronary arteriography alone could not have brought myocardial revascularization to its present state of popularity. It remained for others to design and skillfully execute the laborious experimental and clinical studies that have placed surgery for acquired coronary disease on an objective experimental base.
Doctor Sewel has played a major role in these advances, and, more than any other clinicianinvestigator,
Surgery for Acquired Coronary Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:179–180. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-1-179
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(1):179-180.
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