IVAN W. BROWN JR., M.D.; WIRT W. SMITH, M.D.
Extracorporeal circulation maintained by an artificial heart-lung apparatus is now an essential and established procedure for certain types of cardiovascular surgery. With this new development has come a host of special blood problems that covers a wide spectrum of hematology from coagulation to blood banking technics.
Fortunately, a large number of these problems have been or are being solved, so that in the last two years the use of extracorporeal circulation has become relatively safe and is being employed in a large number of medical centers in this country and abroad.
Up to the present time, extracorporeal circulation is still
BROWN IW, SMITH WW. HEMATOLOGIC PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION FOR CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY12. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:1035–1048. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-5-1035
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