Accession Number:

ADA064885

Title:

Progress in Cardiology.

Descriptive Note:

Conference rept.,

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-12-29

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

An international conference of cardiologists gathered to present data and discuss the present status of thinking in four major areas of cardiology. In valvular heart disease, there are numerous problems related to presence of a valve in the body. Mortality curves are highly favorable, however, when compared with the natural history of unoperated valve disease. Porcine heterografts are the wave of the future. The echocardiogram has substantially advanced diagnosis in the area, but it has many limitations which are still being discovered. Congenital heart disease patients are in many cases surviving into adult ages, presenting numerous new problems in management. Though anatomy may be corrected, physiology is not completely corrected.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE