MARTIN L. SINGEWALD, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ballistocardiography has clearly reached a crossroads in its life. It is appropriate, therefore, to present a stock-taking appraisal of this relatively new laboratory technic. Many of you have already been called upon by patients and professional colleagues to pass judgment on the use of the ballistocardiograph in clinical practice, and the need for some knowledge about it is sure to increase. Some of the medical writing to date and the claims by some instrument salesmen are persuasively convincing of its value. The literature is rapidly expanding, and many of the opinions it contains are conflicting or confusing. "Ballistocardiogram" has become
SINGEWALD ML. BALLISTOCARDIOGRAPHY: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:1124–1133. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-6-1124
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(6):1124-1133.
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