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Conventional Treatment of Angina
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Conventional treatment of angina

Treatment of angina is based on lifestyle modifications and a number of different medications - those that provide immediate relief, medications that prevent long-term symptoms and medications that prevent worsening of coronary artery disease:

Lifestyle modifications

A number of lifestyle modifications are recommended for people with angina to help prevent worsening of symptoms and help with any underlying heart condition:

Medication for immediate relief

There is one medication that is given to people with angina to be used to gain immediate relief from angina symptoms:

Medications that prevent long-term symptoms

These medications are prescribed in people who have angina to try to prevent more serious complications of the underlying heart problems (usually due to the coronary arteries):


Medications that prevent worsening of coronary artery disease

These medications are used in people who have existing coronary artery disease in order to prevent their condition from worsening. In this case, the angina is a symptom of the coronary artery disease (unstable angina):


Some people will need surgery to fix more serious underlying heart problems that cause angina pains:


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  Last reviewed: 24 August 2007 || Last updated: 6 January 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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