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Essentials of Bedside Cardiology: For Students and House Staff

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By Constant Jules. . 272pages. Little, Brown and Company; , Boston: , 1989.. $32.50.


Ann Intern Med. 1990;112(3):239. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-112-3-239_2
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If you liked Constant's text, Bedside Cardiology, you will undoubtedly enjoy reading this manual aimed at trainees in medicine. Dr. Constant provides an abbreviated version of his original book, with fewer references and chapters. This book is accompanied by a 65-minute audio cassette on which the author uniquely summarizes the salient aspects of cardiac auscultation. The author, in his own voice, superbly imitates heart sounds and murmurs, particularly the presystolic accentuation of mitral stenosis, with or without atrial fibrillation, and the "roar" of a venous hum. He finishes the audio presentation in a "classic" manner comparing the pitch of an

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