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September 1973

From Cardiac Catheterization Data To Hemodynamic Parameters.

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Chicago

 

By Sing San Yang, MD; Lamberto G. Bentivoglio, MD, MS; Vladir Maranhao, MD; and Harry Goldberg, MD. Price, $12. Pp 318. FA Davis Co, 1915 Arch St, Philadelphia 19103, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(3):457. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650090127027

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Abstract

This is a very good book. In a concise fashion, it contains a wealth of data regarding various hemodynamic measurements including cardiac output, formulas for valve orifice, cardiac volume, assessment of valvular stenosis and regurgitation, and assessment of ventricular function. There is a valuable chapter on measurements and calculations in nontraumatic and graphic methods and an appendix summarizing the various formulas and units.

This is not a source book on how to perform cardiac catheterization. The text is lucid, illustrative figures bear excellent labels, and they are well selected. In some instances, however, they are too small for ready interpretation.

The authors do not indulge in controversy regarding the choice of methods and formulas, rather they provide access to a description of the measurements and their mathematical uses, although they are not above some criticism of their limitations. In the interest of brevity, they do not consider in any

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