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Reprint, in 10 chapters and with index, of review papers originally published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Starting with the phenomena of contraction at the chemical and cellular levels, the authors progress through contraction physiology of the ventricle and conclude with considerations of energetics of the heart in exercise and heart failure.
A lucid and important review. Recommended to medical students, house officers with a special interest in cardiology, and physicians with special interests in the circulation.
Mechanisms of Contraction of the Normal and Failing Heart.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:1086. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-69-5-1086_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(5):1086.
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