Genetics and Counseling in Cardiovascular Diseases. By Nora James J. Nora Audrey Hart. pages. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, Springfield, Illinois, 1978. Price, $16.00.

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The familial nature of cardiovascular diseases and the interrelations of genetic and environmental factors in their occurrence are discussed in 10 chapters. Subjects include chromosomal anomalies and single-gene disorders, syndromes and disorders of unknown cause, multifactorial causes of congenital heart disease, atherosclerosis and vascular disease, essential hypertension, and rheumatic fever. The first chapter, an overview, gives introductory statistics on the cause of each disease. For physicians and genetic counselors.

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