This authoritative, practical book presents diagnostic and therapeutic measurements useful in all areas of cardiology. It provides specific instruction on the range of numeric values that can be expected from individual tests and the significance of any variations from the norm. The book covers measurement procedures and interpretation of test results for circulatory and cardiac function, exercise hemodynamics and the electrocardiogram, ambulatory monitoring, electrophysiology, and autonomic function. It also has chapters on clinical chemistry, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, cardiovascular changes in pregnancy, acute myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery, and myoplasty. With its expert, comprehensive coverage of measurements in cardiology and interpretation of results, the book has special value for today s physicians and residents as a practical, reliable aid to diagnosis and therapeutic assessment. Includes bibliographic references and index.