Medicine: Bypassing the Heart

An operation that heart surgeons have long hoped to achieve was reported last week by a Yale University surgeon: a successful method of bypassing the right side of the heart in patients with certain kinds of defects. These may be in the heart itself and in the adjacent great vessels, and of a type that defies repair even when the heart is laid open with the aid of a heart-lung machine. Dr. William W. L. Glenn's case is reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Kent Murray, fourth child of a New Canaan, Conn....

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