oa South African Medical Journal - The present-day scope of cardio-vascular surgery*
|Article Title||The present-day scope of cardio-vascular surgery*|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Author||Walter L. Phillips|
|Publication Date||Jan 1953|
|Pages||32 - 37|
|Keyword(s)||Cardiac disease, Cardiac operative procedures, Cardio-vascular disorder and Cardio-vascular surgery|
*A paper read at the South African Medical Congress, Johannesburg, September 1952. A survey is given of the recent advances in cardiovascular surgery. An attempt is made to amplify the existing classification of cardiac lesions. Brief descriptionptions of the various operative procedures have been inserted. The surgical therapy of mitral stenosis is stressed in view of the world-wide incidence of this disease. The suggestion that the phrenic nerve is the pathway of cardiac pain is brought forward as a tentative and original line of thought.
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