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Reflected ultrasound has been used to study the heart for 20 years, but only recently has there been widespread acceptance of the technique in this country as an important tool in cardiac diagnosis. This has occurred as studies have documented that some of the qualitative and quantitative information provided by cardiac diac catheterization and angiocardiography can also be by echocardiography, with surprising accuracy. The ultrasound study has the advantage that it can be performed inexpensively, painlessly, and repeatedly.
Dr. Feigenbaum has been a leader in establishing echocardiography in this country and describing and validating many of its clinical applications. His
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Echocardiography.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:991. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-991_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):991.
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