August 1939

Las arritmias en clínica.

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By Dr. Antonio Battro. Pp. 476, with 201 illustrations. Buenos Aires: El Ateneo, 1937.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1939;64(2):407. doi:10.1001/archinte.1939.00190020193016

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Dr. Battro has again scored by presenting an excellent book. In this volume he has thoroughly gone into the subject of the arrhythmias from the diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic standpoints. The general anatomy of the heart and especially the blood supply is well illustrated. His brief discussion of the physiology and the many graphic tracings are both timely and illustrative of the thoroughness with which the subject is presented.

Basically the book is divided into chapters dealing with the arrhythmias under the following headings: (1) chronotropic arrhythmia, (2) bathmotropic arrhythmia, (3) dromotropic arrhythmia, (4) fibrillation and flutter and (5) inotropic arrhythmia.

The bibliography is thorough, covering fifty pages, and includes a large percentage of references to American authors.

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