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Although the pain of coronary artery disease can usually be controlled by rest and other appropriate conservative measures, there are occasional cases in which this is impossible. Frequently recurring attacks of severe pain, coming on with the slightest exertion or even while at rest, not only are incapacitating and torturing to the victim but may constitute a grave risk to life in themselves. In such cases radical measures which offer a reasonable prospect of relief are fully justified if the operative hazard is not prohibitive and if the untoward results that may follow are not too disturbing. It is natural,
C. PW. SURGICAL MEASURES FOR THE RELIEF OF INTRACTABLE ANGINAL PAIN. Ann Intern Med. ;29:379–383. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-2-379
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(2):379-383.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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