A new method of left ventricular catheterization.

@article{Littmann1960ANM,
  title={A new method of left ventricular catheterization.},
  author={David Littmann and O E Starobin and James Herrick Hall and Richard John Matthews and John Alexander Williams},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1960},
  volume={21},
  pages={
          1150-5
        }
}
TRANSTHORACIC and transbronchial catheterization of the left heart are presently commonplace maneuvers in the study of heart disease.1 They are not without risk, however, and are accompanied by an impressive morbidity and a small inortality.6 For this reason and because of other inherent difficulties, it has been our practice to limit these procedures to candidates for surgery, and then when the desired information not only justified the risk but could be obtained in no other way. Recently, a… CONTINUE READING

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