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December 1974

Coronary Angiography

Author Affiliations

Washington, DC

 

by Harold A. Baltaxe, Kurt Amplatz, and David C. Levin, 239 pp, $22.50, Charles C Thomas, 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(6):1139. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320240173038

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Abstract

This monograph on coronary angiography is concise, well illustrated, and very readable. The authors preface the book with the statement that it is "far from being an encyclopedia, but... will be a guide." It is because of this that physicians, learning the technique of coronary arteriography and interpretation of the obtained radiographs, will find this book an excellent introduction.

The chapters on normal coronary anatomy, congenital anomalies of the coronary vessels, and coronary atherosclerosis and collateral circulation are especially good. Nearly every condition is illustrated by a radiograph of excellent quality. As the authors state, "one good picture is better than many words."

The book would be stronger if more had been written about the ventriculogram. Only four pages are given to this subject, yet it is an integral part of the angiographic study of the patient with coronary artery disease.

The concise manner in which the subject is treated

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