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Kohn does not believe that either cardiac weakness or overwork of the heart predisposes to angina pectoris. Cardiac weakness, may, however, develop during or after an attack of angina. He is inclined to believe that spasm of the coronary artery is the etiologic factor in angina pectoris. This view has an important therapeutic application. Those who hold the view that cardiac weakness is the underlying cause endorse the use of cardiac stimulants for this condition. If coronary spasm is the real cause, stimulants, such as digitalis and strophantin are more harmful than helpful, because they cause stenosis of the coronary
The Relation Between Cardiac Weakness and Angina Pectoris.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:643. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-643_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):643.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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