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Cardiac surgery is the most common elective major surgery performed in the United States. A strong foundation in normal and pathologic anatomy of the heart is essential for cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, and pathologists. It is particularly difficult to picture the position and orientation of the heart in situ without the aid of anatomic specimens or a well illustrated book. Can we learn surgical anatomy, especially of complex congenital heart disease, from a book? On the basis of reading this one, the answer is yes.
This book, now in its second edition, differs from other texts on cardiac surgery. A surgeon
Surgical Anatomy of the Heart. Ann Intern Med. ;117:540. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-117-6-540_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1992;117(6):540.
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