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Following a brief history of cardiac surgery, 12 chapters discuss principles and methods applicable to this entire field, including cardiopulmonary bypass, hypothermia, metabolism and physiology, monitoring, and treatment of cardiac arrest. Specific lesions and their surgical correction in infants, children, and adults are reviewed in 14 chapters, the last one being devoted to pacemakers. Complications—hemorrhage, hypotension and low output, respiratory failure, renal failure, and infection—are discussed in 5 chapters. The closing 5 chapters consider frontiers of cardiac surgery—transplantation, assisted circulation and cardiac prostheses, and other new topics.
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Cardiac Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1075. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1075_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1075.
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