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Book Review
April 2001

Clinical Neurocardiology

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Arch Neurol. 2001;58(4):675. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.4.675

edited by Louis R. Caplan, J. Willis Hurst, and Mark I. Chimowitz, 498 pp, with illus, $195, ISBN 0-82471-991-3, New York, NY, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1999.

Numerous patients throughout the world suffer from acute and chronic diseases affecting the brain and heart. In the United States, more than 1.5 million patients are affected by acute myocardial infarction and stroke, conditions that occasionally present with involvement of both organs. It is surprising, however, that very few books have been dedicated to the field of neurocardiology, the title that Drs Caplan, Hurst, and Chimowitz appropriately gave to their textbook. This textbook has filled a long-standing void in the literature of internal medicine and neurology. The editors are well-recognized experts in the fields of cardiology (Dr Hurst) and neurology and cerebrovascular disease (Drs Caplan and Chimowitz). Their expertise is clearly reflected throughout the textbook, which combines historical aspects, in-depth research, and illustrative case descriptions, presented with the style proper to seasoned clinicians.

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