Cardiology and cardiac surgery

J H Nicholas Bett, Malcolm J West and R Bruce Garlick
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04241.x
Published online: 7 January 2002

The most important developments in cardiology and cardiac surgery in recent years have come from the implementation of ideas and techniques that have taken many years to bring to fruition.

  • 1 Cardiology, Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, QLD.
  • 2 Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, QLD.



We are grateful to Dr Darryl Burstow, Director of Echocardiography, Prince Charles Hospital, for the Figure.

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