A. CARLTON ERNSTENE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The three most common clinical manifestations of coronary heart disease are, in their order of frequency, angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction and acute coronary failure. Each of these conditions is characterized by pain in the chest due to anoxia of one or more areas of the myocardium. The pain is similar in location in all three, and the syndromes are distinguished from one another chiefly by the length of time the distress persists and by whether the anoxia is of sufficient severity and duration to result in the death of myocardial tissue. Pain in the chest may also be caused
ERNSTENE AC. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF THE PAIN OF CORONARY HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1957;46:247–254. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-2-247
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(2):247-254.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease.
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