Eliot Schechter, MD
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Schechter E.; Clinical Neurocardiology. Ann Intern Med. 2000;132:424. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-132-5-200003070-00025
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;132(5):424.
Caplan LR, Hurst JW, Chimowitz MI. 494 pages. New York: Marcel Dekker; 1999. $195.00. ISBN 0824719913. Order phone 800-228-1160.
Field of medicine: Clinical cardiology and neurology.
Format: Hardcover book.
Audience: Cardiologists, neurologists, and pediatricians.
Purpose: To provide concise information on neurologic problems in patients with cardiac diseases.
Content: The first chapters address cerebral embolism, effects of cardiac drugs, and complications of cardiac surgery and interventions in patients with cardiac problems. A useful discussion of coronary disease in patients with carotid disease follows. An exhaustive chapter on cardiac problems in patients with neurologic diseases describes 78 neurologic syndromes, ranging from the common (stroke) to very rare inherited disorders (centronuclear myopathies), and includes endocrine diseases, such as thyroid disease, Addison disease, and diabetes, that have neurologic and cardiac expressions.
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