ARMIN E. GOOD, M.D.
Frequently, in the examination of patients with suspected angina pectoris, a carefully taken history establishes that chest pain is not cardiac but probably of musculoskeletal origin. Disease of the spine has been well publicized as a source of anterior chest pain. Most references have emphasized degenerative disease of the spine (hypertrophic arthritis, osteoarthritis, spondylarthrosis). More recently attention has been focused upon cervical radiculitis as a particular manifestation of degenerative spinal disease, in which the pain distribution may include the upper chest. In contrast, ankylosing spondylitis, the principal inflammatory disease of the spine, has received no attention in publications dealing with
GOOD AE. The Chest Pain of Ankylosing Spondylitis: Its Place in the Differential Diagnosis of Heart Pain. Ann Intern Med. ;58:926–937. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-6-926
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(6):926-937.
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