JOHN W. LISTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In the past quarter century technologic advances in medicine, especially in the field of cardiovascular disease, have been great. A wide array of sophisticated and expensive noninvasive and invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as coronary care, cardiac catheterization, cardiac surgery, pacemaking, endocardial electrophysiologic studies, stress-testing, echocardiography, and radionuclide scanning has been developed. The physician who deals with cardiovascular disease must decide which, if any, of the available procedures will offer a reasonable probability of improving significantly his patient's well-being and longevity. To arrive intelligently at the best decision for his patients he can no longer rely solely on his
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;88(1):120-121.
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