MICHAEL V. HERMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PETER F. COHN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RICHARD GORLIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Angina Pectoris is a symptom complex originally described by Heberden some 200 years ago. Although his description of the pain has not really been improved on, its precise causation has remained partly in doubt. It has been associated with various forms of heart disease, including coronary atherosclerosis, valvular heart disease, and hypertension of either the pulmonary or systemic circuits. Less common disorders that have been most recently identified have been vasculitis and cardiomyopathy, particularly of the hypertrophic variety. The common denominator in each disorder is an imbalance between cardiac contractile effort and available oxygen supply, either global or segmental in
HERMAN MV, COHN PF, GORLIN R. Angina-Like Chest Pain Without Identifiable Cause. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:445–447. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-3-445
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(3):445-447.
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