This book is truly a primer. The authors have touched lightly on all the currently used methods of cardiac examination, including such less-common ones as echocardiography, kinetocardiography, ballistocardiography, roentgenkymography, and electrokymography. There are chapters on cine-angiography, cardiac catheterization, and dyedilution curves, to say nothing of the more conventional approaches of auscultation, history-taking, inspection, electrocardiography, and conventional roentgenography—all this and more in some 200 pages.
The book whets the appetite as a primer should. But it is regrettable that there are no references given at the end of each chapter for those who, having been stimulated, are eager to go on and learn more. The few references given at the end of the book, under the heading of "Recommended Reading," are far too general for those who are interested in finding out more about a particular technique.