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This small volume is the first to appear on the subject of ballistocardiography. The sections on the history of the ballistocardiogram, on the types of apparatus, and the physical considerations in the construction of a ballistocardiograph are very interesting. The normal ballistocardiogram is described, but no statement is made as to how often "normal" ballistocardiograms are encountered in patients with clinical heart disease, and how often "abnormal" ballistocardiograms are found in patients with no clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease. As the authors state, "The full limits of a 'normal pattern' have yet to be defined, and the significance of certain
Clinical Ballistocardiography.. Ann Intern Med. ;37:625–626. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-625_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):625-626.
Cardiac Diagnosis and Imaging, Cardiology.
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