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INTRACARDIAC OPERATIONS WITH EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION UNDER ACUPUNCTURE ANAESTHESIA

  • AcceptedJan 20, 1975
  • PublishedFeb 20, 1975

Abstract

The method and clinical materials of 107 cases of direct vision intracardiac operationwith extracorporeal circulation under acupuncture anaesthesia, together with a preliminaryconsideration of selection of patients, are reported. The most obvious benefit of acupunoture anaesthesia is the marked reduction or theabsence of various post-operative respiratory symptoms and complications. Improvements on surgical technique for better result of acupuncture anaesthesia arediscussed. It is stressed that further investigations for better analgesic effect are obliga-tory.