Quantitation in Cardiology

  • H. A. Snellen
  • H. C. Hemker
  • P. G. Hugenholtz
  • J. H. Van Bemmel

Part of the Boerhaave Series for Postgraduate Medical Education book series (BSPM, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introductory Chapter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. A. Snellen, H. C. Hemker, P. G. Hugenholtz, J. H. Van Bemmel
      Pages 3-4
    3. B. MCA. Sayers
      Pages 5-23
  3. Myocardial Infarction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. H. C. Hemker, S. A. G. J. Witteveen, W. TH. Hermens, L. Hollaar
      Pages 45-54
    3. W. Schaper
      Pages 55-58
    4. Back Matter
      Pages 59-60
  4. Exercise Tests

  5. Peripheral Circulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Back Matter
      Pages 110-113
  6. Cardiac Rhythm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. J. M. Neilson, C. W. Vellani
      Pages 117-125
    3. M. R. Hoare, A. C. Arntzenius
      Pages 126-132
    4. G. Van Herpen, J. H. Van Bemmel, C. A. Swenne
      Pages 133-140
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 141-143
  7. Left Ventricular Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. P. G. Hugenholtz, G. T. Meester, B. S. Tabakin, J. Heikkilä
      Pages 163-172
    3. Back Matter
      Pages 173-176
  8. Left Ventricular Size and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. P. H. Heintzen, P. E. Lange, V. Malerczyk, J. Pilarczyk
      Pages 179-188
    3. G. T. Meester, J. Roelandt, P. G. Hugenholtz
      Pages 200-203
    4. E. Craige, N. J. Fortuin, M. E. Sherman, W. P. Hood Jr.
      Pages 204-212
    5. Back Matter
      Pages 213-219
  9. Concluding Chapter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. B. MCA. Sayers
      Pages 223-231
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 232-234

About this book


This book comprises the essential records from a Boerhaave course given in June 1971 for specialists in cardiology and other fields of internal medicine interested in the subject of quantitation in cardiology. It is evident that in the wide field of medicine, and particularly in cardiology, there is a growing need for exact and detailed information in conjunction with existing diag­ nostic methods. This is apparent in the greater precision in anatomical and haemodynamic details required by the thoracic surgeon as the number of available heart operations gradually increases. In retrospect it is hardly surprising that the high initial mortality after the introduction of each operation depended to a large extent upon the degree of accuracy with which the diagnosis was made. Another urgent need for precise and quantitative information became apparent when monitoring of high-risk patients, in order to forestall compli­ cations and/or death, became routine. The same applies for the diagnostic procedures used to estimate the patient's chances of surviving an operation and/or rehabilitation after a serious incident, such as myocardial infarction. In these fields there is a vast amount of data to be handled and - in modern diagnostic procedures - it must be processed so rapidly that the human mind cannot suffice and computer equipment has becomeindispensable.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. A. Snellen
    • 1
  • H. C. Hemker
    • 2
  • P. G. Hugenholtz
    • 3
  • J. H. Van Bemmel
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyUniversity HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of CardiobiochemistryUniversity HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyRotterdam Medical FacultyRotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Institute of Medical Physics TNOUtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2929-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2927-8
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