Draft, "The Technique of Surgical Division of Patent Ductus Arteriosus," by Owen H. Wangensteen, Richard L. Varco, and Ivan D. Baronofsky

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Title

Draft, "The Technique of Surgical Division of Patent Ductus Arteriosus," by Owen H. Wangensteen, Richard L. Varco, and Ivan D. Baronofsky

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

In 1938, at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, Robert Gross performed the first successful repair of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) - a congenital condition in which an important blood vessel in the heart fails to close after birth resulting in an incorrect exchange of blood.

By the following year, 1939, Owen H. Wangensteen, Chief of the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, was using Gross' method to repair this congenital heart defect in patients at the University of Minnesota. This is a draft of an article that was published in Surgery, Gynecology, and Obstetrics, former title of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, in January of 1949 in which Wangensteen and professors of surgery Richard L. Varco and Ivan D. Baronofsky reported their development of procedures to repair PDA and their experience with 69 cases.

Creator

Owen H. Wangensteen

Source

"Patent ductus arteriosus, 1939-1948" Box 26, Folder 804, Department of Surgery records, uarc1007, University of Minnesota Archives

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

1948

Contributor

University of Minnesota

Rights

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Document

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0063

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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Owen H. Wangensteen, “Draft, "The Technique of Surgical Division of Patent Ductus Arteriosus," by Owen H. Wangensteen, Richard L. Varco, and Ivan D. Baronofsky,” Gallery, accessed January 27, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3355.

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