ARTHUR M. MASTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HARRY L. JAFFE, M.D.; LEON PORDY, M.D.
The increasing frequency of chest pain, due to the lengthening of the life span, and the importance of differentiating between chest pain of cardiac and non-cardiac origin cannot be overemphasized. Chest pain of cardiac origin is usually associated with coronary artery disease. Heberden1 first described angina pectoris in 1772, and until recently little had been added to his detailed observations. During the past several decades, however, the diagnosis of coronary disease has been greatly facilitated. As a result, many mild and atypical cases can now be discovered.2 This explains in large part the present increase in the incidence of coronary
MASTER AM, JAFFE HL, PORDY L. CARDIAC AND NON-CARDIAC CHEST PAIN: A STATISTICAL STUDY OF "DIAGNOSTIC" CRITERIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:315–322. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-315
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