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Increasing awareness of the fact that symptoms such as chest pain, vertigo and respiratory distress may be manifestations of root compression rather than of coronary disease prompted the author to reëvaluate his clinical experience with patients suspected of coronary disease, to consult orthopedic surgeons, and to study the literature. This text is a summary of his findings. The skeletal and neurological basis for cervico-thoracic root syndromes is described, the clinical characteristics of root pain are considered, and cases are cited to illustrate many of these. The differential diagnosis is presented and the treatment of the radicular syndromes is discussed.
Radicular Syndromes, With Emphasis on Chest Pain Simulating Coronary Disease.. Ann Intern Med. ;49:229. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-229_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):229.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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