HAROLD FEIL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WALTER H. PRITCHARD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HERMAN K. HELLERSTEIN, M.D.; RICHARD W. WATTS, M.D.; J. CARL HORNBERGER, M.D.; HARRY M. HELFRICH, M.D.
This is a report of 63 patients who were selected for one or the other of the Beck operations for coronary heart disease at University Hospitals of Cleveland. A committee of three physicians selected the patients for operation, and examined and observed them preoperatively, during the operation, during convalescence, and in each of the follow-up periods. All of the patients were operated upon by Dr. Claude S. Beck under uniform conditions.
The surgical methods of increasing coronary artery flow fall into two categories:
1. Those aimed at increasing vascular communications between the myocardium and extracardiac structures: (a) by the pericarditis
FEIL H, PRITCHARD WH, HELLERSTEIN HK, et al. THE BECK OPERATIONS FOR CORONARY HEART DISEASE: AN EVALUATION OF 63 PATIENTS SELECTED FOR OPERATION12. Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:271–282. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-2-271
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(2):271-282.
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