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Clinicians practice cardiology in every hospital but seldom find a single textbook of immediate help in management. This is such a text. It describes the practice of cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and many features are immediately transferable elsewhere. Diagnostic tests are ordered individually since no routine battery of noninvasive tests is advocated. One may even have the cardiac catheterization done without being second guessed or denied by the laboratory. The concept that the amount of muscle at risk is more important than the number of diseased vessels is clearly emphasized by the "jeopardy score." Evaluation of the collateral
The Practice of Cardiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:250–251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-2-250_6
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(2):250-251.
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