Tag: angina

1. In this blinded, randomized controlled trial, medical therapy guided by invasive coronary function testing offered greater improvements in angina severity compared with standard medical therapy alone. 2. There were no differences in major adverse cardiac events after 6 months. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Coronary artery disease (CAD) and...
1. For patients with refractory chest pain (angina) and who are not candidates for revascularization, a new device that increases coronary sinus pressure provides significant symptomatic benefit. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Medical therapy is currently the only option for patients with refractory angina and deemed not...

Patient Basics: Angina

Originally published by Harvard Health. What Is It? Angina is discomfort or pain in the chest that happens when not enough oxygen-rich blood reaches the muscle cells of the heart. The most common cause of angina is coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis. In this condition,...
Image: PD 1. There was no significant difference in the composite rate of death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or rehospitalization for angina in patients with acute coronary syndromes treated with early invasive versus selectively invasive strategies 2. Myocardial infarction was significantly more frequent in the early invasive management group but rehospitalization was...