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Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

  • Erik H. Howell
  • Christopher J. Cove
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Abstract

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Stable ischemic heart disease encompasses a spectrum from asymptomatic to severely symptomatic to sudden cardiac death. Angina is the physical manifestation of the ischemic constellation and is the earliest sign in about half of patients with coronary artery disease (Maznyczka et al., Open Heart 2(1):e000178, 2015; Ohman, N Engl J Med 374(12):1167–1176, 2016). Angina is associated with reduced quality of life, decreased work productivity, impaired physical functioning, psychosocial distress, and frequent hospital admissions (Piccolo et al., Lancet 386(9994):702–713, 2015). Management of stable ischemic heart disease is aimed at treating modifiable risk factors, eliminating or lessening angina, improving quality of life, and reducing premature cardiovascular death.

Keywords

Angina Stable angina Chest pain Coronary artery disease Ischemic heart disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Rochester Medical Center/CardiologyRochesterUSA

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