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Pain in the region of the heart is a common complaint. Its significance for the patient may be slight or grave; but since Heberden's time, the occurrence of such pain has come to carry with it, in the minds of the laity, and in the judgment of many physicians as well, the suggestion of sudden death. The "disorder of the breast" described by Heberden, in the light of increasing experience, has proved to be the symptomatic manifestations of many pathological states. The perpetuation of the name originally given to the condition, and the concept of angina as a clinical entity,
Cardiac Pain. A Consideration of Its Nosology and Clinical Associations.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;3:1059. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-10-1059_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(10):1059.
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