FRANK M. MOWRY, M.D.; E. W. REYNOLDS JR., M.D.
Advances in major thoracic surgery have been made possible by new surgical, diagnostic, and anesthetic techniques and by a more complete understanding of the complications of thoracotomy. Baily and Betts (1) and Currens, White, and Churchill (2) emphasized the importance of cardiac rhythm disturbance as a potentially serious complication of thoracotomy. The incidence of arrhythmia after resectional lung surgery has been studied extensively (1-6), and various prophylactic regimens have been proposed (4, 5, 7-9). Because of the frequency with which cardiac rhythm disturbances attend resectional surgery of the lung and the potentially serious results of these arrhythmias, we have evaluated
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MOWRY FM, REYNOLDS EW. Cardiac Rhythm Disturbances Complicating Resectional Surgery of the Lung. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:688–695. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-4-688
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(4):688-695.
Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
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