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
Both diseases were described by the respected
English physician William Heberden (1710-1801).