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Dealing not only with lesions requiring open-heart surgery, this well-written book also includes several chapters on congenital and acquired heart lesions not requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. The introductory chapter describes diagnostic methods, indications, and risks of catheterization and angiography.
The author has divided his material into three parts. Part I relates to congenital heart disease. Each entity is briefly, but competently, presented, stressing clinical features as well as the various surgical procedures available. Palliative as well as corrective procedures are discussed. Indications and risks are well-outlined.
Part II is concerned with acquired valvular lesions. The chapter on mitral valve disease is
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Indications for Open-Heart Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;60:347. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-347_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):347.
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