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October 17, 1980

Interpretation of Complex Arrhythmias

Author Affiliations

University of Rochester School of Medicine Rochester, NY


by Alfred Pick and Richard Langendorf, 586 pp, with illus, $58.50, Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1979.

JAMA. 1980;244(16):1846. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310160058035

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The current generation of physicians is fortunate that Drs Alfred Pick and Richard Langendorf have published in book form their intellectual and pragmatic approach to the interpretation of complex arrhythmias. Rarely does one book contain such encyclopedic information in a well-organized format with comprehensive yet up-to-date references. This book is authored exclusively by these two pioneer cardiologists, and the outcome is a cohesive product that can be read, studied, digested, and reread with ever-increasing pleasure and education. In brief, it is a 586-page postgraduate course in complex arrhythmias, in which the reader is enlightened during the analysis of each of the 318 figures in the text.

This book is not for the novice or the beginner but, rather, for the accomplished physician who already demonstrates a high degree of skill in the day-to-day interpretation of routine and complex cardiac arrhythmias. On reading this book, such a physician will quickly realize