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November 8, 1995

Cardiovascular Medicine

Author Affiliations

University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa

JAMA. 1995;274(18):1479-1480. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530180073040

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James T. Willerson and Jay N. Cohn have assembled 128 cardiovascular scientists, cardiologists, and cardiovascular surgeons to discuss the broad area of cardiovascular medicine. The majority of the contributors are from Dr Willerson's state of Texas and a smaller number are from Dr Cohn's state of Minnesota, although the editors also have obtained contributions from prominent cardiovascular physicians and scientists in other areas of the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

The textbook has 26 different sections including, most prominently, congenital heart disease, valvular heart disease, coronary artery disease, myocardial disease, electrical disturbances of the heart, basic aspects of myocardial function and development, and vascular medicine. The discussions on congenital heart disease, atherosclerotic coronary vascular disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathies, hypertension, electrical disturbances, and cardiac catheterization are particularly noteworthy and will be helpful to the practicing physician. The advantages and disadvantages of each of the major thrombolytic agents for

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