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Angina Pectoris—200 Years.

Thomas M. Durant, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1153-1154. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1153_3
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This paper presented important facts and lessons to be learned from the history of angina pectoris on the two-hundredth anniversary of the initial description by Heberden. This was a predominantly British history.

Heberden's Description: This was a classical example of accurate observation and clear description to which little could be added today. Included were [1] male predominance; [2] relationship of attack to exertion, emotion, meals; [3] location of distress and radiation; [4] angor animi; [5] instantaneous relief with rest; [6] general good health at beginning of illness, but often progression to attacks today recognized as infarction; and [7] the effect


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