oa Central African Journal of Medicine - The surgical treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease

Volume 2, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



A brief review of the surgical techniques presently available for the treatment of congenital and acquired heart disease has been presented. Definite advances are promised in the comparatively near future through the medium of new techniques, particularly in view of the development of a satisfactory extracorporeal heart-lung apparatus, which permits performance of plastic procedures on the heart with a dry field.

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