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Stable angina pectoris is characterised by typical exertional chest pain that is relieved by rest or nitrates. Angina is caused by myocardial ischaemia. Chronic stable angina has a consistent duration and severity, and is provoked by a predictable level of exertion. It can also be provoked by emotional stress. The pain is relieved by rest or short-acting nitrates.

Patients should have an ECG and undergo assessment for cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes and hyperlipidaemia. An echocardiograph can help with the assessment of left ventricular function. Beta-blockers and calcium channel antagonists remain first-line options for treatment, while short-acting nitrates can be used for symptoms.

Articles

Echo-stress in Myocardial Bridge

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Published:

19 June 2024

Citation:

European Cardiology Review 2024;19:e09.

Outcomes of CTO PCI in a Non-surgical Centre

Published:

09 May 2024

Citation:

Interventional Cardiology 2024;19:e05.

Chest Pain in Women

Published:

28 November 2023

Citation:

US Cardiology Review 2023;17:e19.

Iatrogenic LIMA Dissection during Radial Artery Graft PCI

Published:

23 November 2023

Citation:

Interventional Cardiology 2023;18:e27.