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is american society of echocardiography a reliable source for echocardiogram reference values? is that what most use as a source?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Textbooks: Feigenbaum's echocardiography and textbook of clinical echocardiography by catherine otto are a couple of the most commonly used references.
Answered on Jan 2, 2014
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
You bet!: Is the irs a reliable source of tax information? (hi, duck!) harvey and catharine have written the most widely used textbooks, but the ase (of which they are contributing members) writes the guidelines.
Answered on Jan 3, 2014
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