Książka w języku amgielskim.This publication is based on The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, commonly referred to as The Merck Manual, the textbook of medicine most widely used by health care professionals in the U.S. and worldwide. The Home Edition transforms the language of the professionals' version into commonly used English while retaining all of the vital information about diseases, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Although this Web version is just a small piece of The Home Edition, it contains the entire section on the heart, the entire section on infections, the entire section on the eye, and the entire section on gynecology and obstetrics, along with the complete Table of Contents and list of contributors. For the section on the heart only, we've provided a version that can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader, which approximates the way the book looks in print. We are working on a full-fledged CD-Rom electronic version that will incorporate the power of multimedia. In the interim, we hope that you find this portion of the book useful in a Web version.A Special Note to Readers: The authors, reviewers, editors, and publisher have made extensive efforts to ensure that treatment information is accurate and conforms to the standards accepted at the time of publication. However, constant changes in information resulting from continuing research and clinical experience, reasonable differences in opinions among authorities, unique aspects of individual situations, and the possibility of human error in preparing such an extensive text require that the reader exercise judgment when making decisions and consult and compare information from other sources. In particular, the reader is advised to discuss information obtained in this book with a doctor pharmacist, nurse, or other health care practitioner.