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Deep Dive Into Aortic Surgery: A Brief History of Aortic Surgery

Friday, June 7, 2024

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” –– Isaac Newton, 1675


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Important milestone missed: the first repair of stab wound of the ascending aorta - Yustin Djanelidze, 1913. Alexi-Meskishvili VV, Konstantinov IE. Yustin Y. Djanelidze and the first successful repair of an injured ascending aorta. Tex Heart Inst J. 2000;27:113-6.

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