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November 22, 1995

Hurst's the Heart: Arteries and Veins

Author Affiliations

University of Washington Seattle, Wash

JAMA. 1995;274(20):1640-1641. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530200078051

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Hurst's the Heart, Companion Handbook, edited by Robert C. Schlant and Wayne Alexander, 538 pp, with illus, soft cover $27.50, ISBN 0-07-055469-2, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill, 1995.

The new edition of Hurst's the Heart provides an updated reference source on cardiovascular disease. In order to provide focused, up-to-date reviews of the entire spectrum of clinical cardiology, the editors have divided the text into 143 chapters with more than 200 contributing authors. Chapters are grouped by clinical presentation, for example, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, congenital heart disease, and rhythm disorders. Within each category, the emphasis of specific chapters ranges from basic biochemistry and pathology through clinical diagnosis to medical and surgical management. This compendium of medical knowledge with its detailed reference lists will be most valuable to practicing clinicians, including general internists and subspecialists in cardiovascular disease.

In using this text as a reference guide for clinical problems encountered

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