A look at history and epistemology



Former associate Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medecine in Lausanne (CH).
Former Head of Cardiac Anesthesia at the University Hospital in Lausanne (CH).
Dr Chassot is editor in chief of the Cardiac Anesthesia Textbook.

© CHASSOT PG  April 2007, last updated July 2017

Recommended readings

ANDERSEN H. Mechanisms: what are their evidence for in evidence-based medicine? J Eval Clin Pract 2012; 18:992-9
CAPTUR G, KARPERIEN AL, HUGHES AD, et al. The fractal heart – embracing mathematics in the cardiology clinic. Nat Rev Cardiol 2017; 14:56-64
GLANCE LG, KELLERMANN AL, HANNAN EL, et al. The impact of anesthesiologists on coronary artery bypass graft surgery outcomes. Anesth Analg 2015; 120:526-33
HESSEL EA. History of cardiac surgery and anesthesia. In: ESTEFANOUS FG, BARASH PG, REVES JG. Cardiac anesthesia, principles and clinical practice, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001, 3-36
LUSIS AJ, WEISS JN. Cardiovascular networks. Systems-based approaches to cardiovascular disease. Circulation 2010; 121:157-70
SHERIDAN DJ, JULIAN DG. Achievements and limitations of evidence-based medicine. J Am Coll Cardiol 2016; 68:204-13
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