Evidence-based medicine or instinct-based medicine?

Punjabi, Prakash P.
September 2009
Perfusion;Sep2009, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p295
Academic Journal
The author ponders the use of instinct-based medicine in practice. He indicates that although everyone follows evidence-based medicine, each one of us has made decisions based on both evidence and instinct. Also, he argues that instinct emerges as pieces of collected evidence form into more formal evidence. An overview of aortic cross-clamping and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), including aortic valve replacement in pregnancy with endocarditis, is offered.


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