November 1965

A Primer of Cardiac Catherization.

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By Ross C. Kory, MD, FACP, FCCP; Theofilos J. Tsagaris, MD; and Rodrigo A. Bustamante, MD, MRCP (Edin), FACC. Price, $7.50. Pp 114, with 74 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1965.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(5):805. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870050159043

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In the past several years there have been dramatic advances in all phases of cardiac surgery. The medical, pediatric, and surgical literature is voluminous, certainly enough to overwhelm even the most conscientious practicing internist or pediatrician. Along with surgical advances have come many refinements in diagnostic technique. In spite of this mass of literature there has been a distinct need for a handbook of diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedure, normal values, and limitations to enable the busy practicing internist or pediatrician to understand the data which might be obtained on one of his patients. A Primer of Cardiac Catheterization is a very reasonable solution to this information gap. The book is well written and although oversimplified, contains a lot of information in a few pages. The diagrams and pictures are very good, the bibliography is adequate, and the authors' general approach is conservative and mature. This would seem to be a

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