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November 1968

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Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(5):461. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00040010461023

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This monograph, published by the American Heart Association, will be of great value to physicians interested in keeping abreast of newer thinking and developments in the field of cardiovascular disease. It is a compilation of 31 surgical papers selected from the program of the 1967 American Heart Association annual meeting. The editors are to be congratulated for selecting outstanding and original work. The nonsurgeon will be interested in several of the presentations, including one giving long-term results of prosthetic valve replacement in the large Mayo Clinic series; we are just beginning to know what we have to offer the patient with acquired valvular heart disease. A single noncardiac paper presents follow-up data on the series of femoropopliteal reconstructions utilizing autogenous saphenous vein from the University of Rochester. The data document the significant palliation and low risk that this surgery can provide in properly selected cases.

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