The development of valvular heart surgery over the past 50 years (1947-1997): personal recollections.

Abstract

The development of valvular heart surgery over the past 50 years has required the efforts and creative genius of many surgical pioneers. It has been filled with exhilarating short-term successes and some devastating failures. This article traces the 50 years of persistence and determination that have brought us to a time when the majority of patients with… (More)

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