This book, representing the first of a series on the circulation, considers myocardial infarction from the standpoint of diagnosis, management and prevention. One is introduced to the important aspects of the anatomy of the coronary system first and then to the problems of physiology and pathologic physiology. In this way the hemodynamics of the coronary system are made a basis for an understanding of the superstructure, the clinical aspects of coronary occlusion. Particularly emphasized in this connection are the analysis of the symptoms, the diagnosis, including electrocardiographic localization, the differential diagnosis and the treatment.
The work represents an excellent short review of those aspects of coronary disease of greatest interest to the practicing physician. Controversial and theoretic considerations are reduced to a minimum, leaving for the reader a clear but brief exposition of the necessary facts. Another important feature of the book is the breadth of the literature included in