Heberden disease
There are two different Heberden diseases: Angina pectoris, chest pain that is often severe and crushing, due to an inadequate supply of oxygen to the heart muscle. Osteoarthritis of the small joints with nodules (Heberden nodes) in and about the last joint of the finger. Both diseases were described by the respected English physician William Heberden (1710-1801).

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1. rheumatism of the smaller joints, accompanied by nodules in or about the distal interphalangeal joints. 2. angina pectoris.

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