New and innovative developments in cardiothoracic surgery include the pulmonary effects of certain inotropic drugs, the role of patent ductus closure in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, the use of immunostimulating agents as adjuvants in the treatment of cancer of the lung, ingenious operative procedures to correct transposition of the great vessels and aortic stenosis, and improved methods to protect and assist the heart during cardiac operations.
(JAMA 237:2315-2317, 1977)
Mulder DG. New Developments in Cardiothoracic Surgery. JAMA. 1977;237(21):2315–2317. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03270480055020
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