TITLE

Fifty Years of Open Heart Surgery at the Mayo Clinic

AUTHOR(S)
Daly, Richard C.; Dearani, Joseph A.; McGregor, Christopher G. A.; Mullany, Charles J.; Orszulak, Thomas A.; Puga, Francisco J.; Schaff, Hartzell V.; Sundt III, Thoralf M.; Zehr, Kenton J.
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2005, Vol. 80 Issue 5, p636
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses about medical developments in the field of heart surgery at Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota. Fifty years ago, a young surgeon, supported by a multidisciplinary team of physicians and technicians at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota embarked on a planned series of clinical cases using a heart-lung machine to allow direct visualization of the inside of the opened human heart to repair otherwise fatal intracardiac defects. Many of the initial failures in open-heart surgery resulted from incorrect preoperative diagnoses or incomplete understanding of the anatomy and path physiology of the congenital heart defects that the surgeons were attempting to correct.
ACCESSION #
17019242

 

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