RISTEARD MULCAHY, M.D.
To the editor: Brown and Dodge (1) state in their editorial on unstable angina that our conclusions (2) about the benefits of a conservative approach to the management of unstable angina are unwarranted due to lack of comparability with the accepted definition of this syndrome, because we stated that 77 of our patients remained "free of significant symptoms" during the follow-up period.
This quotation was an error in our paper. It should have read "free of significant complications." Twenty-eight of our 77 patients without complications had angina of effort during some or all of the follow-up period. All our patients
MULCAHY R. Unstable Angina Pectoris. Ann Intern Med. ;98:670. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-5-670_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(5_Part_1):670.
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