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Discussions of various aortic diseases, expectations for newer diagnostic and therapeutic modalities, and concepts useful for decision making. Chapters include history, normal and abnormal anatomy, hemodynamic physiology, and diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to pathological processes. Outstanding is Dr. William Roberts' chapter, "The Aorta: Its Acquired Diseases and Their Consequences as Viewed from a Morphologic Perspective." Aortic dissection and aneurysm are comprehensively presented in overlapping chapters.
The Aorta.. Ann Intern Med. ;93:650. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-650_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):650.
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