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It is a difficult time to write a simple text on cardiologic problems in primary care. Many traditional concepts are being challenged, and controversies are common. The simultaneous acceptance of many new therapeutic agents and surgical therapies has added to this confusion. These considerations are recognized in the final chapter of this book, which is unfortunately too late because the earlier chapters contain several dogmatic statements that would not receive general acceptance in North American teaching centers. The section on the management of chronic heart failure makes virtually no reference to present understanding of physiologic changes. There is an inadequate
Problems in Cardiology.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:689. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-689_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_1):689.
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