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This monograph deals with the prompt diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular emergencies. It lists the drugs needed for this purpose in the physician's bag. It concerns the arrhythmias, acute pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure, angina pectoris, coronary occlusion, coronary insufficiency, syncope, hypertensive crises, and other conditions. The occasional brief case presentation adds interest to the text. One wishes there were a better integrated, more complete discussion of the clinical differential diagnosis of the various arrhythmias. The reviewer can not agree that . . . "it is best to wait several hours before beginning drug therapy (in the paroxysmal tachycardias) except
Cardiac Emergencies and Heart Failure.. Ann Intern Med. ;37:405. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-2-405_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(2):405.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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