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The orientations of the discussions in this multiauthored monograph are almost without exception in accord with the clinical bias projected by the title. The approach is for the most part traditionally empirical and inductive—a recitation of lessons learned in the clinic. The tone is that of an instruction manual or cookbook-indifferent to mechanisms, uncertainties, and controversies. Eloquent testimony to the staunch clinical empiricism of this book is the fact that nowhere in the 236 pages is displayed a single transmembrane action potential.
In another sense, the title is misleading. The emphasis is overwhelmingly in favor of treatment as opposed to
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Cardiac Arrhythmias. Diagnosis and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. 1977;87:501–502. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-4-501_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(4):501-502.
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