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To develop a working knowledge of the diagnostic options in cardiovascular medicine one must have an understanding of the different methods involved in each test to judge its weaknesses and strengths; know its sensitivity and specificity for detection of various disorders; and consider its relative diagnostic accuracy for a given disorder and its relative cost-effectiveness. In this framework, the editors successfully present practicing cardiologists and internists with excellent coverage of the first two areas discussed by experts in the fields.
In regard to the third area, excellent comparative evaluations are provided only for aortic dissection and pericardial diseases, primarily with
Cardiac Imaging: New Technologies and Clinical Applications.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:787–788. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-787_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):787-788.
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