© 1976

Controversy in Cardiology

The Practical Clinical Approach

  • Edward K. Chung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. William C. Roberts
    Pages 1-22
  3. Michael Luxton, Thomas Peter, Graeme Sloman
    Pages 38-50
  4. Calvin L. Weisberger, Nicholas Ruggiero, Eward K. Chung
    Pages 67-76
  5. James E. Doherty
    Pages 77-84
  6. Edward K. Chung, Lisa S. Chung
    Pages 85-98
  7. Basil M. Rifkind, Robert I. Levy
    Pages 99-114
  8. Matthew T. Monroe, Eward K. Chung
    Pages 115-126
  9. Louis A. Papa, Edward K. Chung
    Pages 127-135
  10. Amnon Rosenthal
    Pages 136-151
  11. Richard T. Shore, W. Dudley Johnson
    Pages 152-162
  12. George E. Burch, Thomas Giles
    Pages 163-177
  13. Ronald S. Gottlieb, Edward K. Chung
    Pages 178-186
  14. Calvin L. Weisberger, Edward K. Chung
    Pages 187-200
  15. Samuel M. Fox III
    Pages 201-219
  16. Robert L. DeJoseph, Douglas P. Zipes
    Pages 220-248
  17. Arthur D. Hagan
    Pages 266-294

About this book


The purpose of this book is not to discuss in depth various topics in medicine nor to describe in detail all possible controversial subjects in car­ diology. The primary intention is to describe common cardiac problems with significant controversial viewpoints frequently encountered in our daily practice. This book presents 19 chapters, including the Coronary Arteries in Fatal Coronary Events, Prophylactic Antiarrhythmic Therapy in Acute Myocar­ dial Infarction, Mobile Coronary Care-Is It Really Needed?, The Use of Artificial Pacemakers in Acute Myocardial Infarction, Treatment of Car­ diogenic Shock, Serum Digitalis Level-Practical Value, Factors Modifying the Efficacy of Digitalis, Hyperlipidemia and Vascular Disease, Antianginal Agents for Coronary Heart Disease, Anticoagulation Therapy for Coronary Heart Disease, When to Operate on Congenital Heart Diseases, Indications for Coronary Artery Surgery and Patient Selection, Car­ diomyopathy: Diagnostic Criteria and Classification, Therapeutic Approach to Idiopathic Hypertrophic Sub aortic Stenosis, Current Concepts of Hemiblocks, Physical Activity and Coronary Heart Disease, His Bundle Electrocardiography-Its Clinical Value, Computerized Electrocar­ diography-Its Practical Value, and Echocardiography-Its Practical Value. As the title of the book indicates, the "pro and con" viewpoints are described in each chapter, and the authors final conclusions are expressed at the end of each. It is hoped that the book will be provocative as well as educational and practical. The contents are intended to be clinical, concise, and practical, so that this book will provide all physicians with up-to-date materials that will assist them directly in the daily care of their patients with common cardiac problems.


cardiology congenital heart disease diseases echocardiography electrocardiography heart medicine surgery therapy vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward K. Chung
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Controversy in Cardiology
  • Book Subtitle The Practical Clinical Approach
  • Editors E.K. Chung
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-07304-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-86002-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-86000-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 299
  • Number of Illustrations 103 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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