Heartbook: A Guide to Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases
Twenty-eight of America's eminent cardiologists help the reader understand and respond to the dangers of cardiovascular disease, discussing risk factors, exercises for fitness, hypertension, surgery, and drugs
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