We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

Office Cardiology

Irving S. Wright, MD
JAMA. 1980;244(18):2106-2107. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03310180070047.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


While many of the exciting developments in cardiovascular medicine either have been surgical or have involved technical equipment and skills requiring hospital services, the importance of the office management of cardiovascular problems has not diminished. In fact, the key decisions regarding "what to do next" are most often made at the office level.

Office Cardiology consists of a series of presentations analyzing the new methods for making these decisions. Chapters dealing with the upto-date approach to the evaluation and treatment of murmurs, arrhythmias, failure, hypertension, angina, congenital heart disease, cardiomyopathies, and peripheral vascular diseases contain new and useful information. Discussions of the indications and limitations of technical advances include echocardiography, catheterization, arteriography, exercise testing, and pacemakers.

The subject of thromboembolism in cardiovascular disease is not dealt with in proportion to its importance; briefly mentioned in relation to mitral stenosis, it is not adequately discussed in terms of chronic atrial fibrillation


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?




Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.