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The increasing use of autos, bullets, and knives; the rapid transportation of victims to the operating room; and the expanded methods of cardiovascular surgeons all combine to heighten our interest in traumatic injuries of the heart and great vessels. Constrained by the time limits imposed by massive arterial blood loss and pericardial tamponade, the physician, angiographer, and surgeon must start vital therapy speedily.
Doctor Symbas' extensive experience at Grady Memorial Hospital, reflected in this monograph, will be useful to those readers for whom the book appears to have been intended—namely, medical students and young house officers. The excellent typography provides
Traumatic Injuries of the Heart and Great Vessels.. Ann Intern Med. ;77:335. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-335_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):335.
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