Samuel T. Levine, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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There are numerous simple points in the care of cardiacs that are being neglected or overlooked. This has happened as a sacrifice in the great and valuable advances that have taken place in modern cardiology. Modern cardiac surgery, cardiac catheterization studies, and the use of mechanical and electrical devices have radically changed the outlook and the treatment of the patient with heart disease. As a result, other and older aspects of cardiac care have been neglected. This applies to the field of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. For example, detecting a short presystolic murmur at the apex on turning the patient
Levine ST. Some Practical Points in the Care of Cardiacs.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1158. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1158_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1158.
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