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Instead of producing another conventional manual or concise textbook of cardiology, the editors have brought together a group of experts who contributed 17 chapters devoted to signs and symptoms in cardiology. Each chapter is a virtual monograph, varying in length from 12 to 48 pages. Cardinal symptoms such as chest pain, dyspnea, syncope, and musculoskeletal abnormalities, and signs such as cyanosis, pulsations, heart sounds, murmurs, and systemic hypertension are presented. Additional topics include heart failure, pulmonary embolism, cardiac tamponade, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac nuclear imaging, and echocardiography.
Most of the chapters include an introductory definition followed by a discussion of physiology,
Signs and Symptoms in Cardiology.. Ann Intern Med. ;103:314. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-2-314_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(2):314.
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