Mechanisms of angina pectoris

  • A. A. Quyyumi
Part of the Current Status of Clinical Cardiology book series (CSOCC, volume 5)


The earliest and best description of the syndrome of angina pectoris was by William Heberden in 17721:

‘They who are afflicted with it, are seized while they are walking, more especially if it be uphill, and soon after eating with a painful and most disagreeable sensation in the breast, which seems as if it would extinguish life, if it were to increase or to continue; but the moment they stand still, all this uneasiness vanishes.’


Angina Pectoris Ischaemic Heart Disease Coronary Blood Flow Normal Coronary Artery Myocardial Oxygen Demand 
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