JAMES LEE WILSON, M.D.; SAMUEL A. LEVINE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The diagnosis of angina pectoris in the overwhelming majority of instances implies significant disease in the coronary arteries. In fact, it is usual to find at least one thrombosis in a coronary artery when cases of classic angina are examined post mortem. This correlation has been very well established by the clinical-pathologic studies of Blumgart and his co-workers, using their improved technic of visualizing the coronary vessels.1, 2 However, there is a group of conditions in which anginal pain occurs where other mechanisms are invoked that are regarded as explaining or producing angina. It is sometimes thought that these conditions
WILSON JL, LEVINE SA. ANGINA PECTORIS IN THE ABSENCE OF CORONARY DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:897–901. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-897
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):897-901.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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