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The problem of sudden cardiac death is so large (indeed, it is the leading cause of death among adults) that it is useful to have as many viewpoints as possible. Morganroth and Horowitz describe the problem from a cardiologist's point of view. Thirty-one authors in 16 chapters provide a thorough description of the epidemiologic, prognostic, electrocardiographic, electrophysiologic, and pharmacologic aspects. After reading the book, a clinician would not have sufficient information to treat a patient with cardiac arrest or to manage long-term therapy. However, the reader would have an excellent understanding of current cardiovascular knowledge of the risk factors, physiology,
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Sudden Cardiac Death.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;104:596. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-4-596_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(4):596.
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