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The "handbook" for cardiac catherization still has to be written. This multiauthored book represents an attempt in that direction, but suffers from differences in the approaches the various authors have taken with their subjects. The chapters vary considerably, with some emphasizing theory and others "how to do" a particular procedure. For example, the chapters on basic techniques of cardiac catheterization and retrograde catheterization are excellent on indications, limitations, and execution. However, the chapters on ventricular volumes, myocardial mechanics, and myocardial blood flow, although quite informative, are basically reviews. To actually learn how to carry out these studies, one would have
Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography.. Ann Intern Med. ;83:592. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-592_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(4):592.
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