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It is important to bear in mind that the term, angina pectoris, denotes a symptom and not a disease. Its distinguishing features are its paroxysmal incidence, its location in the breast (substernal, more to the left than the right), its relation to effort, and its tendency to end in sudden death. To these may be added as a further essential quality, prompt relief by drugs of the nitrite group. In fact, in doubtful cases, this therapeutic test may be considered the final diagnostic proof (questioned by Herrick). Of pains in the region of the heart which are not to be
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Certain Aspects of the Pathogenesis of Angina Pectoris.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1225–1227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1225_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1225-1227.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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