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Medical management of stable coronary atherosclerosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23423522     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Revascularisation strategies involving coronary artery bypass grafting or percutaneous interventions are the main treatments for stable coronary artery disease, particularly for patients with ongoing symptoms despite medical therapy and/or extensive ischaemia as demonstrated by either non-invasive or invasive means. Irrespective of whether revascularisation is being undertaken, all patients with stable coronary disease require optimal medical therapy in order to reduce the risk of subsequent adverse cardiac events, particularly acute myocardial infarction. The role of medical management has been very actively investigated and reported, particularly because of the global disease burden and the associated high morbidity and mortality. In this review, the current available medical management for the treatment of coronary atherosclerosis is described together with the role and prospects of the newer classes of drugs that are coming into use, and future perspectives in this field.
Authors:
P Pellicori; P Costanzo; A C Joseph; A Hoye; S L Atkin; J G F Cleland
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current atherosclerosis reports     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1534-6242     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100897685     Medline TA:  Curr Atheroscler Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Academic Cardiology Unit, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, HU16 5JQ, UK.
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