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This is a timely book written on a subject that is increasing in importance: therapeutic stimulation of the human heart. There are 14 chapters divided in technical topics each able to stand alone for detail and interest. The authors draw on their extensive experience and cover the history, the indications, the techniques of the several methods, and the postimplantation care required both of the device and the patient.
It is clear that this book will be of interest and value to those requiring the use of pacemakers in their clinical practice. There is a profusion of illustrations, photographs, and drawings to assist in understanding the authors' points.
If there are points of criticism, they are (1) that the style of writing tends to be difficult to read, and (2) an element of frequent redundancy appears in the various chapters.
All in all, it appears that the book will be most
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