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Two books in one cover, the first section deals with management of the mother and is relevant for internists, and the second concerns the fetus and is more appropriate for obstetricians and pediatricians. Nevertheless, what a fascinating peek into the astonishing world of fetal cardiology! How many internists, for example, know how to manage congestive heart failure within the womb, that such a variety of fetal dysrhythmias are identifiable, or that legible cardiac echoes and systolic time intervals can be obtained from the fetus? A thumbnail sketch of some 26 genetic syndromes that involve the heart is provided. The impact
Cardiac Problems in Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management of Maternal and Fetal Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:1045–1046. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-6-1045_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(6):1045-1046.
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