May 1971

The Clinical Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease.

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By Joseph K. Perloff, MD. Price, $25. Pp 606, with 578 illustrations. WB Saunders Co, W Washington Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1970.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(5):452-453. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100160122029

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This book is written about congenital heart disease as observed in the pediatric and adult age groups. Most of the emphasis is placed on the clinical features of the relatively pure forms of cardiac anomalies, not the complex. The treatise is divided into 31 chapters, each concerned with a type of heart defect. The chapters begin with an introductory note about the anatomy of the disorder. This is followed by a characterization of the incidence, natural history, and symptoms peculiar to the defect. Then the author presents an elucidative description of the physical appearance of the patient, arterial pulse, venous pulse, precordial movement, and auscultatory findings. When appropriate the author has included illustrations of phonocardiograms, pressure recordings, and electrocardiograms. He explains the underlying concepts concerning the timing of heart sounds, configuration of recorded murmurs, and pressure wave changes. There are many reproductions of chest roentgenograms and angiocardiograms.

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