ARTHUR M. MASTER, F.A.C.P.; HARRY L. JAFFE; LEONARD E. FIELD, F.A.C.P.; EPHRAIM DONOSO
As the years pass, the known incidence of coronary disease continues to rise. Today, about one of every three men over the age of 35 and the vast majority of men over 50 have a significant degree of sclerosis.1-4 The incidence is much lower in women, particularly before the menopause; but coronary sclerosis in women also is more common than was previously thought.
The manifestations of coronary disease are extremely variable. In many people the disease is completely asymptomatic, probably for many years. In at least 50% of patients with definite coronary artery disease, which may even be severe, the
MASTER AM, JAFFE HL, FIELD LE, et al. ACUTE CORONARY INSUFFICIENCY: ITS DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT*. Ann Intern Med. 1956;45:561–581. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-45-4-561
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(4):561-581.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine.
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