WAYNE R. ROGERS, M.D.; DONALD N. WYSHAM, M.D.
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To the editor: The current controversy about the management of accelerated class IV angina pectoris has rightly led to several randomized studies designed to test the merits of medical and surgical therapy. Probably all these studies are being conducted in academic settings where factors involved may or may not relate closely to those in the community hospitals and physicians' offices where most patients are attended.
While we await the conclusion of these studies over the next 5 years or so, a large number of persons with "preinfarction angina" will require decisions in management. Those treated medically now face a poor
ROGERS WR, WYSHAM DN. Surgery for Angina Pectoris. Ann Intern Med. ;79:138. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-138_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):138.
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