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This very comprehensive book on arrhythmias associated with cardiac surgery fills a void that has existed for cardiologists and the cardiac surgeon since the development of open-heart surgery. One of the most frustrating experiences is to have successful surgical repair of a straightforward cardiac lesion complicated by a cardiac rhythm that cannot be clearly identified and treated.
The authors dwell extensively on the surgical aspects of placing wires on the atrial surface to obtain precise information about atrial rhythms. The description of the procedure, although quite detailed, is unclear.
The illustrations are well presented with appropriate explanations both in the
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias Following Open Heart Surgery. Emphasis on the Use of Atrial and Ventricular Epicardial Wire Electrodes.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:789–790. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-6-789_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(6):789-790.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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