May 1985

Pediatric Cardiac Imaging

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics Arizona Health Sciences Center 1501 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85724


edited by W. F. Friedman and C. B. Higgins, 279 pp, 549 illus, $35, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1984.

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(5):466. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140070040028

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Drs Friedman and Higgins have made a valuable contribution to pediatric cardiology and cardiology in general by acquainting and updating us with various cardiovascular and imaging techniques. This is a multiauthored textbook that has been carefully edited and reads very well.

As stated, the aims of the volume were to "review the latest experiences and refinements in the more familiar imaging modalities, and to examine the capability and potential of the nascent imaging techniques for the diagnosis of heart disease in children." In my opinion, that goal was nicely achieved.

Established imaging methods including angiography and echocardiography are presented as an update that should be extremely valuable to the practitioner of pediatric cardiology. Further, these are important for the understanding of the general pediatrician who cares for children with congenital heart disease. The angiograms are extremely well illustrated and are complemented by the chapter on "Axial Angiocardiography in the Critically

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