Mayo Clinic Cardiology Review
edited by Joseph G. Murphy, MD, with illus, ISBN 0-879-993662-2, 724 pp, $89, Armonk, NY, Futura Publishing Co Inc, 1997.
Reviewer Nancy W. Dickey, MD
Arch Fam Med. 1999;8:357.
This book has been prepared for candidates for the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Examination in Cardiovascular Diseases ("the cardiology boards"). It, in fact, begins with a discussion of the boards, their idiosyncrasies, and grading.
There is a good series of chapters on basic physiology that function as a review or perhaps as a "checkpoint" for the physician regarding the recall of these important background facts. The tables throughout the chapters and well-designed figures help to highlight the most important facts. Also, quizzes at the end, with answers and explanations, help provide a quick and timely review of the material and the degree to which the readers have comprehended what they have read.
Texas A&M College of Medicine