Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Unstable Angina Long-Term Care

The long-term treatment of angina depends on the severity of the coronary artery disease, the condition of the heart and the presence of other diseases.

Angina SeverityTreatment Options
Stable / mild or moderateControl of cardiac risk factors; drug therapy
Unstable / mild to moderateHospitalization; control of cardiac risk factors; drug therapy
Unstable / severe symptomsDrug treatment; angioplasty; coronary artery bypass grafting

The long-term treatment of coronary artery disease and angina may include:
  • Correcting lifestyle factors
  • Treatment of additional medical problems
  • Medications
  • Angioplasty
  • Surgery

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Last Updated: Nov 7, 2007 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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