J. B. NOWLIN, M.D.; W. G. TROYER JR., M.D.; W. S. COLLINS, M.D.; G. SILVERMAN, M.D.; C. R. NICHOLS, M.D.; H. D. MCINTOSH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. H. ESTES JR., M.D., F.A.C.P.; M. D. BOGDONOFF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The value of a restful sleep at night has been repeatedly stressed in the care of the patient with angina pectoris. However, some individuals with the anginal syndrome are aroused at night with chest pain similar to their daytime discomfort. This occurrence of angina pectoris during sleep has long been of interest to the clinician. William Heberden, in his classic treatise on angina pectoris written in 1768, accentuated the nocturnal aspects of the syndrome, stating ". . . and it will often oblige them (the patients) to rise up out of their bed every night for many months together ..."
NOWLIN JB, TROYER WG, COLLINS WS, et al. The Association of Nocturnal Angina Pectoris with Dreaming. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:1040–1046. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-63-6-1040
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(6):1040-1046.
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