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In the forward Dr. J. Willis Hurst acknowledges the contributions that echocardiography has made to the noninvasive diagnosis of various cardiac diseases, but cautions that: "The new challenge will be to carefully define the indications for echocardiography." Unfortunately, Dr. Friedewald's book too often falls short of this goal.
Part I deals with the fundamental principles of ultrasound and the techniques of echocardiography. It is much too brief for any serious student of the subject. Part II covers various cardiac structures and diseases. Each chapter begins with the anatomy of the structure and then describes the echocardiographic features. The major deficiency
Textbook of Echocardiography.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:802. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-6-802_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(6):802.
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