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Despite the high incidence of angina pectoris 2 and its varied causes, a relatively large number of patients, after most careful routine physical examination, roentgenological investigations, and routine electrocardiographic studies (including chest leads) yield findings within normal or nearly normal limits. In such cases the diagnosis must be made upon the description of symptoms obtained from the patient. According to Burnett1 one-third of the patients, and according to the experience of Paul D. White2 20 to 25 per cent of the patients having angina pectoris fall within this group.
In many instances the history is so typical that a diagnosis
EXERCISE TESTS AND THE ELECTROCARDIOGRAPH IN THE STUDY OF ANGINA PECTORIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:2018–2036. doi: 10.1059/0003-4819-11-11-2018
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(11):2018-2036.
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