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The Essentials in Echocardiography I. The Tardieu Series.

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By Laurenceau J.L., Malergue M.C.. . 151 pages. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers; , The Hague, Boston, and London: , 1981.. $24.95 (paperback).

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(4):640. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-4-640_2
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This first volume of a two-part series presents an introduction to M-mode and two dimensional (2D) echocardiography plus a review of the echocardiographic diagnosis of major forms of congenital heart disease. The text is in an abbreviated prose format, accompanied by the excellent illustrations of the medical illustrator Bernard Tardieu. Each 2D photographic image is accompanied by an appropriate and lucid line drawing of the photographic frame.

The authors are obviously not attempting a comprehensive review of published echocardiographic literature, nor are they presenting a tabulation of echocardiographic findings in the various lesions. The book presents an excellent review of


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