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Dr. Moulopoulos first considers certain aspects of fluid mechanics which might be useful in understanding the circulation; second, briefly describes heart-lung pumps, prosthetic valves and their problems; and then concludes with a section on some of the mechanical abnormalities in heart failure.
The subject headings of the first section provide a listing of many fundamental concepts basic to quantitation of circulatory function. The text, however, does not present adequate data to make it useful to the clinician, the investigator, or the student. The material is presented with little integration. Formulae and symbols are often not precisely defined, for example, V
Cardiomechanics.. Ann Intern Med. ;61:167–168. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-1-167
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(1):167-168.
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