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This is an outstanding book, containing an up-to-date review of all major and minor forms of valvular heart disease and detailed chapters on each of the major types; separate chapters cover acute mitral regurgitation and acute aortic regurgitation. There are outstanding chapters on the cause and development of valvular heart disease, preventing infective endocarditis, and managing anticoagulant therapy. The editors are internationally recognized authorities in valvular heart disease from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. All of the contributing authors are also from this school.
For each form of valvular heart disease, the authors thoroughly discuss cause and pathophysiology as
Valvular Heart Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:544. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-4-544_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(4):544.
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