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May 5, 1978

Advances in Heart Disease

JAMA. 1978;239(18):1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280450084041

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Many clinical cardiologists and others concerned with cardiovascular research encounter difficulty and even frustration attempting to keep abreast of developments while engaged in a busy practice or specialized research. Advances in Heart Disease, presenting a balanced, comprehensive analysis of the most recent advances in patient care, practice, research, and theory, is, therefore, a welcome addition to the avalanche of cardiovascular books that pour from the presses. It emphasizes relevant concepts and principles pertinent to the practice of modern cardiology and can assist the clinical cardiologist in reassessing his own brand of cardiology.

Although this book is a by-product of a symposium on clinical cardiology, it is usually well edited and organized. The chapters, carefully integrated and built sequentially on a crucial body of information, afford a balanced overview of each subject and enable the reader to use this material in practice and to acquire greater familiarity with these advances.