The History of Heart Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Nishant D. Patel, Diane E. Alejo, Duke E. Cameron

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Johns Hopkins has made many lasting contributions to cardiac surgery, including the discovery of heparin and the Blalock-Taussig Shunt, which represents the dawn of modern cardiac surgery. Equally important, Johns Hopkins has trained some of the world's leaders in academic cardiac surgery, and is committed to training the future leaders in our specialty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-352
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 4 2015


  • Cardiac surgery
  • Clinical care
  • Research
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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