The direct vision correction of calcific aortic stenosis by means of a pump-oxygenator and retrograde coronary sinus perfusion.

@article{Lillehei1956TheDV,
  title={The direct vision correction of calcific aortic stenosis by means of a pump-oxygenator and retrograde coronary sinus perfusion.},
  author={Craig W. Lillehei and R A Dewall and Vincent L. Gott and Richard L. Varco},
  journal={Diseases of the chest},
  year={1956},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={123-32}
}
Direct vision for intracardiac surgical procedures improves the quality of surgery performed, and for this reason it is likely that the blind or closed techniques will gradually be abandoned for all intracardiac lesions. This transition has been accelerated by the development of an expendable and efficient oxygenator’ ‘ ‘ which is used in conjunction with an equally simple pump4’ to permit total cardiopulmonary by-pass in patients of any size (Figure 1). The reader is referred to these… CONTINUE READING
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