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May 1981

Heart Disease in Infancy

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(5):489. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130290081033

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This book is divided into 14 chapters, on incidence of cardiac malformation, history, physical examination, ECG, radiology, other diagnostic studies, cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography, hemodynamics and classification of cardiac anomalies, acyanosis and increased pulmonary blood flow, acyanosis and normal pulmonary blood flow, cyanosis and increased pulmonary blood flow, cyanosis and decreased pulmonary blood flow, pulmonary venous obstruction, and specific cardiopulmonary problems of the neonate and their management. Each contains tables, illustrations, photographs, or idealized sketches. Cardiac anomalies are discussed from the standpoint of the pathology, hemodynamics, clinical features, ECG, thoracic roentgenogram, echocardiogram, cardiac catheterization, and management, and provides a brief summary of the available knowledge. The authors give an upto-date list of references at the end of each chapter.

In my opinion, the major aim of the book is to provide a succinct source of information to the medical student and house officer. For instance, the section on ECG

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