Angina (cont.)

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What's new in the treatment of angina and heart attacks?

Coronary arteries may become narrow again (restenosis) after angioplasty, causing recurrent angina or even heart attacks. One way to decrease the risk of coronary artery restenosis is by deploying stents to keep the arteries open. Drug-eluting stents are able to further reduce the rate of artery restenosis by giving off a chemical that prevents scar formation tissue that could block the artery.

Additional resources from WebMD Boots UK on Heart Disease: Angina

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

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"Mitral Valve Prolapse." Women's Heart Foundation. <http://www.womensheart.org/content/heartdisease/mitral_valve_prolapse.asp>.

Krause, Richard S., et al. "Review of Cardiac Tests." eMedicine. 25 Mar. 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/811577-overview>.

Thakkar, Bhavik V., et al. "Mitral Valve Prolapse." eMedicine. 12 July 2011. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/155494-overview>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/14/2014

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