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This systematic description of diagnostic methods used in patients with diseases of the cardiovascular system is aimed at senior medical students, residents, general practitioners, and others who need an introduction to the subject. The authors' approach is conventional. They first consider physical diagnosis, with particular emphasis on auscultation and phonocardiography. This is followed by discussions of commonly used technical methods, including analysis of pressure pulses, electrocardiography, and cardiac catheterization. In addition, there is brief reference to techniques of more limited or debatable value, such as precordial radioisotope scanning, roentgenkymography, electrokymography, and ballistocardiography.
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A Primer of Cardiac Diagnosis. The Physical and Technical Study of the Cardiac Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;70:1290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1290_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1290.
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