Operations on the pericardium; a review of current surgical procedures.

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Improved management of pericardial disease has resulted from a better understanding of the pathological physiology and refined surgical technique. In acute cardiac tamponade from trauma, our experience has shown that simple pericardial aspiration, because it relieves the tamponade, renders open operation unnecessary unless the hemorrhage is unusually severe… (More)

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@article{Brewer1956OperationsOT, title={Operations on the pericardium; a review of current surgical procedures.}, author={Lauren A Brewer}, journal={California medicine}, year={1956}, volume={85 6}, pages={384-8} }