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Oral sustained-release nitroglycerin in chronic stable angina: a multicenter, double-blind, randomized crossover trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6419574     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Forty-six patients with stable angina pectoris were randomized to receive either oral sustained-release nitroglycerin (SRNG, 6.5 mg) or placebo (P) 3 times a day for a 2-week double-blind trial. They were investigated for the frequency of anginal episodes, for sublingual nitroglycerin consumption and for exercise tolerance. There was a slight but significant decrease in the number of anginal episodes (6.4 +/- 1.5 episodes/week with P, 4.9 +/- 1.7 with SRNG, p less than 0.005) and sublingual nitroglycerin consumption (3.9 +/- 1 tablets/week with P, 2.7 +/- 1 with SRNG, p less than 0.005). The patients performed 3 upright multistage (increments of 30 W every 3 minutes) exercise tests on a bicycle ergometer before the start of the study and 1 hour after the intake of SRNG or P, at the end of each double-blind phase. Exercise capacity, expressed as exercise duration, increased from 8.9 +/- 3.8 minutes with P to 10.2 +/- 3.8 minutes with SRNG (14.6%; p less than 0.001). At symptom-limited exercise, ST depression was significantly reduced (p less than 0.05) during the SRNG phase. Thirty-four patients (74%) reached a higher peak heart rate (139 beats/min with P, 145 beats/min with SRNG; p less than 0.001) and 35 patients (76%) a higher rate-pressure product (+6%; p less than 0.001). These changes in exercise tolerance are relatively modest and at least 11 patients would have benefited from larger doses of nitrates.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
G M Berkenboom; J C Sobolski; S G Degre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1984 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-02-14     Completed Date:  1984-02-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  15-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Angina Pectoris / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Clinical Trials as Topic
Delayed-Action Preparations
Double-Blind Method
Middle Aged
Nitroglycerin / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Delayed-Action Preparations; 55-63-0/Nitroglycerin

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