ROBERT A. SEDLACEK; WILLIAM B. BEAN, F.A.C.P.
The clinical and physiologic problems of vascular spasm and intermittent ischemia have been dealt with critically by Pickering.1 Spasm of sclerotic vessels seems an unlikely cause of symptoms which occur with such irregular periodicity that spasm is a clinically appealing explanation. We have come to recognize syndromes associated with impaired circulation in coronary, cerebral and mesenteric arteries, and the larger arteries to the limbs. Thromboses of major arteries, when they occur suddenly and involve a vital or accessible structure whose function is impaired, are recognized quickly. Spasmodic or organic obstruction of vessels is suggested by the clinical features of the
SEDLACEK RA, BEAN WB. ABDOMINAL "ANGINA": THE SYNDROME OF INTERMITTENT ISCHEMIA OF MESENTERIC ARTERIES1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:148–152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-1-148
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(1):148-152.
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