EUGENE BRAUNWALD, M.D.; PETER R. MAROKO, M.D.
It has been recognized for a number of years that the definitive therapy of cardiac insufficiency not responsive to currently available forms of medical or surgical treatment will consist of either a permanent artificial heart or long-term successful cardiac homotransplantation. The general disappointment with the results of transplantation has led to increasing interest in the development of a suitable prosthetic heart. Although progress toward this goal is being made in many laboratories, it now appears that the availability of a reliable, totally implanted system may still be years away. But the exploration of a less ambitious approach, designed to provide
BRAUNWALD E, MAROKO PR. Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation: An Assessment. Ann Intern Med. ;76:659–661. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-4-659
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(4):659-661.
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