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Electrocardiography in Clinical Practice.

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By Chou Te-Chuan. . 599 pages. Grune & Stratton; , New York, San Francisco, and London: , 1979.. Price, $34.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(2_Part_1):283. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-92-2-283_1
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One well might wonder what another book on 12-lead electrocardiography has to offer. The answer is soon evident in this beautifully presented text, profusely illustrated with numerous cardiograms. In addition to providing objective criteria for various diagnoses, the author frequently documents the sensitivity and specificity reported in the medical literature. The beginner may find this confusing and much too detailed, whereas the practioner in a large hospital will welcome the additional help it provides. The discussion of left ventricular hypertrophy is particularly revealing in this context. The sensitivity and specificity of the voltage criteria are clearly set out, as are


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