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June 1964

Radioisotopes in Cardiovascular Disease.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(6):915. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280120115039

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This monograph on Radioisotopes in Cardiovascular Disease consists of 157 pages which is a reprinted selection of articles previously appearing as a symposium in Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases. In his preface Dr. Friedberg has stated in excellent fashion some of the contributions of isotopes to the general field of medicine and has summarized well the indications rationale and some of the pitfalls of application of the methods that are discussed in this monograph by the various investigators.

In separate chapters, different workers, each an authority in his field, discuss the critique, problems, and techniques involved in measuring blood volume, cardiac output, body water and electrolytes, central cardiac shunts, and coronary flow with the use of isotopes. The last two chapters deal with the results of therapy with iodine 131 in angina pectoris and congestive failure. The investigators who discuss each of the various methods are well known for their work

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