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Coronary artery disease has reached epidemic proportions not only in the United States but throughout the entire western world; it is responsible for nearly 700 000 deaths per year in the United States alone as well as the annual hospitalization of more than 1 200 000 patients. Our ability to recognize this disease has improved dramatically in recent years with the development of a great many new and sophisticated diagnostic techniques. These developments have, in turn, opened the way for extensive scientific and clinical investigation aimed at determining the mechanisms leading to coronary artery disease, the effects of this disease
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Diagnosis and Therapy of Coronary Artery Disease.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:454. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-454_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):454.
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