Cardiac Anesthesia & Surgery: Past, Present & Future

Cheng, Davy C. H.
April 2007
Revista Mexicana de Anestesiologia;abr-jun2007 supplement, Vol. 30, pS55
Academic Journal
The article presents a history of the development of cardiac anesthesia and surgery. In 1915, Jay McLean discovered the anticogulant effect of heparin and in 1927, Charles Best succeeded in purifying heparin. The first successful ligation of a patent ductus on a seven-year old female patient was performed by Robert Gross of Boston Children's Hospital in 1938.


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