A potted history of cardiac surgery. Chris Munsch Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds. Christian Bilroth 1897. “Surgery of the heart has probably reached the limits set by nature to all surgery…”
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Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds
1971 – Ionescu pericardial valve
First clinical use of stented, gluteraldehyde treated bovine pericardium for heart valve replacement.
“desperation (not necessity!) is the mother of invention” – Marian I. Ionescu (2004)
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