Original Article

Proper Selection of Physiologic Methods in the Study of Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease

Authors: EARL F. BEARD, M.D., DAN G. McNAMARA, M.D., JOSEPH LATSON, M.D.

Abstract

Cardiac catheterization, intra-arterial pressure-pulse curves, and oximetry at the ear are methods which have a practical application in diagnosis and prognosis in various types of heart disease. They are often essential in the proper selection of patients for cardiac surgery.

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