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While a large number of texts has been written on the care of the general surgical patient, heretofore there has been no ready reference for the postoperative care of the cardiac surgical patient. As the authors state, patients undergoing cardiac surgery indeed do develop complications which are unique to their situation or ones whose manifestations or treatment are modified by the nature of their disease and operation. Unfortunately, too often it has been true that awareness of this fact in the house staff, who usually is responsible for the moment-to-moment care of such patients, has had to come from bitter
Post-operative Cardiac Care.. Ann Intern Med. ;65:869. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-4-869_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(4):869.
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