CHRONIC CARDIAC COMPRESSION DUE TO CONSTRICTING PERICARDITIS: RELIEF BY PERICARDIECTOMY, WITH A NOTE ON THE VALUE OF THE ROENTGENKYMOGRAM

@article{Griswold1936CHRONICCC,
  title={CHRONIC CARDIAC COMPRESSION DUE TO CONSTRICTING PERICARDITIS: RELIEF BY PERICARDIECTOMY, WITH A NOTE ON THE VALUE OF THE ROENTGENKYMOGRAM},
  author={R. Arnold Griswold},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1936},
  volume={106},
  pages={1054-1057}
}
In the realm of practical surgery the onlydirect operative attacks that may be made on the central circulatory system are for the relief of cardiac compression, acute or chronic. This comprises the removal of intrapericardial fluid, the prevention of its reaccumulation (including the suture of wounds of the heart), and the resection of constricting scar. The extraction of pulmonary emboli, the direct attack on valvular lesions and attempts to increase the blood supply of the heart are still… 
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