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Coronary artery disease: Chronic stable angina 

Coronary artery disease: Chronic stable angina
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Coronary artery disease: Chronic stable angina
Author(s):

Juan Carlos Kaski

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199557462.003.0026
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date: 16 July 2018

Overview of stable angina 32

Treatment of stable angina 34

Pharmacological therapy for stable angina 36

Myocardial reperfusion therapies for stable angina 40

Prinzmetal’s variant angina 40

Cardiac syndrome X 41

Further reading 41

Clinical trials 42

Ischaemic heart disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the developed world. The prevalence of stable angina increases with age, affecting 10–15% of women and 10–20% of men aged 65–74 years. Below the age of 50–55 years, a more distinct discrepancy between the sexes is seen, with a higher incidence seen among middle-aged men. In fact, approximately 70% of all patients with chronic stable angina are male....

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