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Angina pectoris is not a disease, but a symptom complex. It has a widely varied etiological pathology which produces, nonetheless, a symptomatic picture of very striking and significant character, best as first described by Heberden in 1768.
The pathology, basically concerned is the cause of death in angina pectoris. All or any of these lesions may exist without the appearance of the symptom complex and the pathological changes are in themselves probably quite as likely to cause sudden or ultimate death without angina as with it. The symptoms of angina in themselves are not lethal, they may probably exist or
HARLOW BROOKS. The Treatment of Angina Pectoris(The Treatment of Angina Pectoris*). Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:242–251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-3-3-242
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(3):242-251.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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