NOBLE O. FOWLER JR., M.D.
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The technic of cardiac catheterization was introduced in this country by Cournand and Ranges.2 This procedure has resulted in considerable increase in our knowledge of pulmonary circulatory dynamics and of congenital and acquired heart disease. The method is as follows:
In the basal adult, a median antecubital vein is exposed under procaine local anesthesia, and a number seven, eight or nine nylon and plastic catheter, 100 cm. or 125 cm. in length, is inserted. The lumen of the catheter is kept patent by means of a slow drip of 5 per cent dextrose in water, containing 20 mg. of
FOWLER NO. CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF ADULT HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;38:478–511. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-38-3-478
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;38(3):478-511.
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