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Some good news and some bad news.
Good news first. The 1968 decision by the New York Heart Association to recommend revision of this text (rather than discontinuance) was correct. The book has been revised, reorganized, and rewritten—and the changes are such that this text should be considered as an introductory organizational text or reference for students of cardiovascular medicine and surgery, as well as a standard shelf reference for nomenclature, diagnosis, and coding systems. The paperback price of $5.95 represents a triumph of common sense over inflation.
The text follows the time-proved diagnostic criteria of the association:  the
Nomenclature and Criteria for Diagnosis of Diseases of the Heart and Great Vessels.. Ann Intern Med. 1974;80:678. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-5-678_2
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