The challenge of chronic ischemic heart disease

Pepine, Carl J.
November 2008
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p7
The author reflects on the challenges that chronic ischemic heart disease (IHD) bring to physicians. He believes that IHD is a major public health challenge as well as management dilemma for cardiologist. He states that angina, the most prevalent symptomatic form of IHD, affects the quality of life and the management challenge is represented by the patients who limit their lifestyle to avoid this. According to him, therapeutic failures reflect the incomplete understanding of angina. He also discusses the new approaches to angina management.


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