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October 24, 1931


JAMA. 1931;97(17):1239-1240. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730170051025

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Cardiac Injections  Prof. Dr. Arthur Hasenfeld, who delivered an address on the resuscitation of the heart's function by means of cardiac injections, at the National Medical Congress at Balatonfüred, said that the most widely accepted new method of resuscitating the heart is by injections into the heart cavities. The technic of the method is fairly simple. A fairly long needle and a record syringe are used. The needle enters on the left side, directly beside the sternum, in the fourth intercostal space. The chest wall is from 2 to 4 cm. thick, while the thickness of the wall of the right ventricle is 4 or 5 mm. Passing a needle of 6 cm. from 4 to 5 cm. deep, one surely reaches the right ventricle. The cessation of resistance is felt when the needle enters the cardiac cavity. Prior to injecting the medicine the operator pulls up the piston of

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