Angina Pectoris

Morrison Hodges, MD
JAMA. 1978;240(6):569. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290060071025.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


Coronary artery bypass surgery as treatment for angina pectoris has spurred new interest in this common syndrome. Julian has assembled contributions from 13 experienced clinicians and investigators from America and Europe. The emphasis throughout is on the practical and clinical aspects of chronic coronary artery disease. The subject is covered in a logical and orderly manner, beginning with an account by Matthews of the historical background of angina pectoris that is fascinatingly and well told. We often think of coronary atherosclerosis as a 20th century disease, but it seems that a lady of Egypt by the name Teye probably had angina pectoris 3,000 years ago. Matthews also contributes an excellent chapter on the clinical diagnosis of angina pectoris.

The chapters by Varnauskas on exercise testing, by Resnekov on myocardial perfusion, and by Friesinger on the hemodynamics of angina pectoris are as good as one will find on these topics. Excellent


Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours




Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.