September 1968

American Heart Association Monograph, No. Two: Symposium on Coronary Heart Disease.

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San Francisco


Edited by Herrman L. Blumgart, MD. Price, $3. Pp 161, with many roentgenogram reproductions, figures, and tables. American Heart Association, Inc, 44 E 23rd St, New York 10010, 1968.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(3):282-283. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300080090022

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This 161-page symposium on coronary heart disease, published currently by the American Heart Association, as edited by H. L. Blumgart, has been thoroughly revised and rewritten since the original symposium publication of 1960.

The 17 subject divisions by different authors are up to date with adequate recent references. The section on diagnostic serum enzymes by M. W. Hamolsky now includes description of the studies on the lactic dehydrogenase isoenzymes and creatinine phosphokinase which were unknown in 1960. Similarly, current methods of acute care in "coronary care units" are explicitly described in the section by H. K. Hellerstein and A. B. Ford. The sections on shock, arteriography, and surgery are of necessity quite new and thus authoritatively applicable to today's problems.

As in most assemblies of papers on a broad subject by many authors, a few subjects slip "in between" the assigned sections and are left uncovered. Such an omission is

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