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  • First-line antianginal medications are beta-blockers or calcium channel antagonists. All three exhibit a marked antianginal effect when given alone, as demonstrated both by an improvement in exercise performance as well as in perfusion and a significant decrease in symptomatic and silent ischaemic episodes.

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    First-line antianginal medications are beta-blockers or calcium channel antagonists. All three exhibit a marked antianginal effect when given alone, as demonstrated both by an improvement in exercise performance as well as in perfusion and a significant decrease in symptomatic and silent ischaemic episodes.

    The choice of additional medication over and above first-line beta-blockers or calcium channel antagonists should be considered on an individual patient basis, taking into account age, heart rate, blood pressure, diabetes and renal function. If ineffective even when uptitrated, medication should be stopped and an alternative considered. However, polypharmacy is a significant problem in patients with angina and rationalising medical therapy to ensure optimal benefit, adherence and tolerability is a clinical challenge.

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