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The Management of Angina Pectoris

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Edited by Patterson David L.H.. . 147 pages. Castle House Publications, Ltd., England: , 1987.. $55.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(12):991. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-109-12-999_1
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Is yet another text devoted to angina pectoris superfluous or at least redundant? Perhaps, but with nearly one half million surgical or angioplastic interventions projected in the United States during 1989 for the management of coronary artery disease, an objective analysis of treatment options might be stimulating reading. David L.H. Patterson has edited a rather abbreviated book purporting to review therapeutic approaches and areas of disagreement between physicians and cardiac surgeons. The objectives, as detailed in the introduction, are unfortunately not achieved, and the reader is left wondering about the dichotomy in approach between physicians and cardiac surgeons and if


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