Echocardiography in Congenital Heart Disease. Edited by Lundström Nils-Rune pages. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and Toronto, 1979. Price $30.00.

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A timely publication that will be useful to those working in this field. Part one covers the fundamental principles, techniques, and the limitations in echocardiography. Part two covers M-mode echocardiography and gives the normal findings and the echocardiogram in various types of congenital heart disease. Part three discusses functional aspects, such as left ventricular volume and contractility and systolic time intervals. The fourth chapter deals with the real-time two-dimensional cross-sectional echocardiography in the evaluation of congenital heart disease. Well written, concise, and excellently illustrated. Different authors bring in various views, which makes the book interesting. Useful to the pediatric cardiologist

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