Chronic Stable Angina

Kalkidan G. Bishu and Frank V. Brozovich

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Chronic Stable Angina

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Angina pectoris typically manifests as a retrosternal discomfort in the chest and adjacent areas and can vary from being “constricting,” “crushing,” or “squeezing” to mild and pressure-like, with an occasional associated numbing or burning sensation. Typical angina is usually characterized by a crescendo increase in the intensity of pain over minutes, neither lasting hours nor occurring in brief spurts of only a few seconds. It is often precipitated by exercise, exposure to cold, or carbohydrate-rich meals and relieved within minutes by rest or nitroglycerin (or both). Diagnostic testing, risk stratification and prognosis, and therapy options for chronic stable angina are reviewed in this chapter.

Chapter.  7204 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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