Medical treatment of symptomatic coronary artery disease
The symptoms of angina can be well controlled by using drugs like glyceryl trinitrate and isosorbide mononitrate which act by dilating the disease arteries in order to let more blood through. In addition, most clinicians add medications to reduce the risk of heart attack as well as drugs to treat identified risk factors. Aspirin prevents clot formation on diseased arteries and is very useful in nearly all patients with coronary disease.
Your doctor also needs to assess the seriousness of your heart disease by performing an angiogram since certain types of disease requires stent or surgical treatment.
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