JOSEPH C. DOANE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ALBERT ADLIN, M.D.
An analogy has been frequently drawn between angina pectoris and intermittent claudication. Indeed much evidence has been brought forth to show that the pain is produced by a similar mechanism which in the former affects the blood supply of the heart, in the latter that of the extremities.1, 2, 3
Wholey,4 in a case report, states: "As an example of a mechanism similar to that of intermittent claudication, we can mention the attacks of angina pectoris with its diseased coronary arteries."
Heitz5 reported 12 cases of intermittent claudication coexisting with angina pectoris.
Stroud and Shumway6 sum up this relationship very
DOANE JC, ADLIN A. INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION RELIEVED BY THYROIDECTOMY; A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:534–538. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-3-534
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(3):534-538.
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