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The Ignored Birth of Cardiac Surgery: The History of the Surgical Treatment of Heart Wounds and Pericardial Effusions

  • Vladimir Saplacan
  • Fabio Cuttone
  • Massimo Massetti
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Abstract

This chapter retraces the history of cardiac injuries and pericardial effusions from its very beginning in Antiquity until the first years of the 20th century. From Homer and Galen to Romero, Cappelen and other pioneers, the ignored birth of cardiac surgery is presented as described by the historical documents.

Keywords

Pericardial Effusion Cardiac Wound Stab Wound Pleural Drainage Heart Wound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir Saplacan
    • 1
  • Fabio Cuttone
    • 1
  • Massimo Massetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiac Surgery DepartmentUniversity Hospital of CaenCaenFrance

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