Chronic stable angina

Santiago Garcia, Edward O. McFalls

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Millions live with chronic stable angina. Incidence is likely to grow as the population ages and as risk factors increase. Similarly, treatment options are expanding. Medical therapies from drug regimens to percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafts are significantly reducing morbidity and mortality, with additional experimental therapies on the horizon. This chapter describes these therapies as well as how stable angina is diagnosed and prognosis determined. It also presents the results of multiple clinical studies that evaluated treatment options for improving symptoms and prolonging life. Clinical data help clarify whether optimal medical therapy or revascularization is the better option for individual patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoronary Heart Disease
Subtitle of host publicationClinical, Pathological, Imaging, and Molecular Profiles
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781461414759
ISBN (Print)1461414741, 9781461414742
StatePublished - Jun 1 2013

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