ARTHUR M. MASTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; SIMON DACK, M.D.; HARRY L. JAFFE, M.D.
The symptoms of occlusion of the coronary artery are now well known, and the diagnosis of the acute attack is generally made with little difficulty. It is only recently, however, that attention has been paid to prodromes of the attack. Recognition of these premonitory symptoms is important both from a diagnostic and a therapeutic standpoint. Thus, the realization that a sudden onset of chest pain may presage the onset of coronary occlusion within a few hours or days will lead to earlier diagnosis of the impending attack and indicate immediate bed rest. Knowledge of such premonitory pain is essential in
MASTER AM, DACK S, JAFFE HL. PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ACUTE CORONARY OCCLUSION; A STUDY OF 260 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1941;14:1155–1165. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-7-1155
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;14(7):1155-1165.
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