Robert E. Rakel, MD
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Rakel R.; Primary Cardiology. Ann Intern Med. 1999;130:251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-130-3-199902020-00040
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1999;130(3):251.
Goldman L, Braunwald E. 526 pages. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1998. $60.00. ISBN 0721664024. Order phone 800-545-2522.
Field of medicine: Cardiology.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Primary care physicians and other noncardiologists.
Purpose: To provide primary care physicians with an authoritative, user-friendly text that is more in-depth than manuals but not as extensive as traditional cardiology textbooks.
Content: The book focuses on the fundamental principles that underlie evidence-based medicine and the evaluation and management of cardiovascular problems frequently encountered in primary care. Chapters 1 through 6 cover clinical decision making, clinical examination, and screening for coronary artery disease. Chapters 7 through 16 address common clinical presentations of cardiovascular disease. Chapters 17 through 31 deal with individual cardiovascular disorders, including heart failure and arrhythmias.
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