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Understanding the fundamental biophysics of cardiac function would seem to be a self-evident need, not only for physiologists but also for clinicians concerned with the actions of the heart in health and disease. It is therefore something of a surprise that in the preface the author is almost apologetic about the need for a text aimed at bridging the gap between fundamental cellular processes and overall function of the heart. The aim of the book is indeed worthy; how successful is the product?
Dr. Katz has divided the 22 chapters into four main areas: an introductory chapter on overall structure
Physiology of the Heart.. Ann Intern Med. ;88:272. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-2-272_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(2):272.
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