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December 4, 1967

Anesthesia for Patients With Prosthetic Heart Valves

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, Calif. Dr. Levine is now with the City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, Calif, and Dr. Rosen is with St. Mary's Hospital, London.

JAMA. 1967;202(10):984-985. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130230110027

Forty patients received 51 anesthetics after each had one or more heart valves replaced. Anesthetic agents and techniques varied. The anesthesia and surgery were well tolerated by all but one patient.