September 1957

Fate of Experimental Arterial Implants into the Right Ventricle

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital.; Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Dr. Sabiston). Present address (Dr. Fauteux): Hotel Dieu, Montreal, Canada.

AMA Arch Surg. 1957;75(3):479-483. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1957.01280150169019

Numerous investigators have conducted a variety of studies directed toward revascularization of the heart. Of the procedures attempted, most fall into one or more of the following groups: (1) the introduction of an irritant in the pericardium; (2) the grafting of other organs or tissues to the surface of the heart; (3) the anastomosis of a systemic artery to the coronary sinus, and (4) the implantation of a systemic artery into the left ventricular myocardium. The last mentioned of these procedures was introduced by Vineberg and associates, and they have reported encouraging results both in the experimental animal and in man.7,8 Their experimental findings have been confirmed by some,2 whereas others have obtained different results.3,5,6,8 In all of the work yet reported on arterial implants into the myocardium the implants have been placed into the left ventricle. In this communication the studies concern similar arterial implants into

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