Is There a Difference in Risk Factors in the Development of Angina Pectoris and Myocardial Infarction?

  • M. Kornitzer
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Angina pectoris is a subjective symptom with all the fallacies that implies for standardization. Thus various techniques have been used in order to “define” positive cases: most epidemiological studies have used a standardized questionnaire, whereas some have tried to confirm it through a clinical interview with or withour a stress ECG. In clinical series more sophisticated technique are used, like radionuclide investigations and, of course, coronary angiography.


Angina Pectoris Framingham Study Coronary Risk Factor Coronary Spasm Pretest Likelihood 
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