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Clarence Crafoord: A Giant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, the First to Repair Aortic Coarctation
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences. Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Heart Centre, Department of Cardiology.
2009 (English)In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ISSN 0003-4975, E-ISSN 1552-6259, Vol. 87, no 1, 342-346 p.Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

On October 19, 1944, Clarence Crafoord performed the first successful repair of aortic coarctation. The operation was done a year before Robert Gross did his first case (he is often claimed to have been the first). In fact, Gross had read Crafoords report before he performed his own first operation. Crafoords achievement was not an isolated event. In the late 1920s he had performed two successful pulmonary embolectomies, in the 1930s he introduced heparin as thrombosis prophylaxis, and in the 1940s he pioneered mechanical positive-pressure ventilation during thoracic operations and worked out a safe and precise technique for pneumonectomy. During the 1950s a string of innovative surgical procedures were done at his unit in Stockholm. These included the second successful case of cardiopulmonary bypass in the world, the first case of atrial repair of transposition of the great arteries, endarterectomy of the left coronary artery, and the first implantation of a pacemaker into a human. In this article we will pay tribute to Clarence Crafoord and describe some of the contributions that he and his collaborators made to the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

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Elsevier, 2009. Vol. 87, no 1, 342-346 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16360DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.08.072ISI: 000261834000086PubMedID: 19101336Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-57649144029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16360DiVA: diva2:133977
Available from: 2009-01-16 Created: 2009-01-16 Last updated: 2016-11-03Bibliographically approved

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