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Major Categories of cardiovascular disease are covered in this short book designed for the layman. As the title implies, the principal theme is prevention.
The initial chapters, covering anatomy and function, are brief and clear. Other sections contain a number of inaccuracies and several case histories that do not really represent the disease in question. For example, anticoagulant therapy is favored over commissurotomy for the patient with mitral stenosis who has repeated arterial emboli. The impression is given that drug therapy for hypertension is of secondary value. The use of penicillin as prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever does not receive
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Understand and Protect Your Heart.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:474. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-3-474_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(3):474.
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